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
- McDermott, C. (2014) The Real Priorities in Saving the Forests..
- Matthews, T.J. and Whittaker, R.J. (2014) Fitting and comparing competing models of the species abundance distribution: assessment and prospect. Frontiers of Biogeography, 6: 67-82.
- Weiland, P. and Thornton, T.F. (2014) Listening to (Some) Barking Dogs: Assessing Hernando de Soto's Recipe for the Development of the Amazon Natives of Peru. Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, 30(2014).
- Wicander, S., Coad, L., Angu, K.A. and Walters, G. (2014) Improving Effectiveness of Alternative Livelihood Projects to Reduce Bushmeat Hunting: Lessons from Central Africa. ECI, University of Oxford. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.