Watch Prof Yadvinder Malhi provide an overview of the Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation research cluster at the SEED 2015 event.
Members of this research cluster work on both scientific and social scientific dimensions of the functioning of ecological and biogeographical systems, with principal interests in macroecology, island biogeography, diversity theory, ecosystem dynamics, conservation biogeography, conservation governance, biodiversity and climate adaptation and conservation and traditional ecological knowledge.
Our principal themes of interest are:
|Biodiversity:||macroecology; island biogeography; diversity theory; in which areas our work involves multi-scale ecological and evolutionary approaches to understanding patterns in biodiversity.|
|Ecosystems:||ecosystem dynamics; understanding what makes contemporary ecosystems; and how they may be affected by direct human pressures and global atmospheric change.|
|Conservation:||conservation biogeography; conservation governance; biodiversity and climate adaptation; conservation and traditional ecological knowledge.|
News and Research Highlights
- Taylor, G., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Rowcliffe, M., Kumpel, N.F., Harfoot, M., Fa, J.E., Melisch, R., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Bhagwat, S., Abernethy, K.A., Ajonina, A.S., Albrechtsen, L., Allebone-Webb, S., Brown, E., Brugiere, D., Clark, C., Colell, M., Cowlishaw, G., Crookes, D., Merode, E.D., Dupain, J., East, T., Edderai, D., Elkan, P., Gill, D., Creengrass, E., Hodgkinson, C., Ilambu, O., Jeanmart, P., Juste, J., Linder, J.M., MacDonald, D.W., Noss, A.J., Okorie, P.U., Okouyi, V.J.J., Pailler, S., Poulsen, J.R., Riddell, M., Schleicher, J., Schulte-Herbruggen, B., Starkey, M., van Vilet, N., Whitham, C., Willcox, A.S., Wilkie, D.S., Wright, J.H. and Coad, L.M. (2015) Synthesising bushmeat research effort in West and Central Africa: A new regional database. Biological Conservation, 181: 199-205.
- Coad, L., Dudley, N., Verschuuren, B. and Hockings, M. (2015) Publishing for the protected area community: A vision for PARKS from its Editorial Board. The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, 20(02).
- Normande, I.C., Malhado, A.C.M., Reid, J., Viana Junior, P.C., Savaget, P.V.S., Correia, R.A., Luna, F.O. and Ladle, R.J. (2015) Post-release monitoring of Antillean manatees: an assessment of the Brazilian rehabilitation and release programme. Animal Conservation.
- Kiyar, D. and Wittneben, B.B.F. (2015) Carbon as Investment Risk—The Influence of Fossil Fuel Divestment on Decision Making at Germany's Main Power Providers. Energies, 8(9): 9620-9639.