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
- Kebede, A.S., Dunford, R., Mokrech, M., Audsley, E., Harrison, P.A., Holman, I.P., Nicholls, R.J., Rickebusch, S., Rounsevell, M.D.A., Sabate, S., Sallaba, F., Sanchez, A., Savin, C., Trnka, M. and Wimmer, F. (2015) Direct and indirect impacts of climate and socio-economic change in Europe: a sensitivity analysis for key, land- and water-based sectors. Climatic Change.
- Wicander, S. and Coad, L. (2015) Enseignements ŕ tirer d’une étude des projets visant, ŕ promouvoir de nouveaux moyens de subsistance en, Afrique centrale.. Oxford, UK: ECI, University of Oxford and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.
- Wicander, S. and Coad, L. (2015) Learning our Lessons: A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa.. Oxford, UK: ECI, University of Oxford and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.
- Seddon, A.W.R., Macias-Fauria, M. and Willis, K.J. (2015) Climate and abrupt vegetation change in Northern Europe during the Lateglacial and Holocene. The Holocene, 25(1): 25-36.