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
- Fenn, K., Malhi, Y., Morecroft, M., Lloyd, C. and Thomas, M. (2014) The Carbon Cycle of a Maritime Ancient Temperature Broadleaved Woodland at Seasonal and Annual Scales. Ecosystems.
- Thornton, T. and Hebert, J. (2014) Neoliberal and neo-communal herring fisheries in Southeast Alaska: Reframing sustainability in marine ecosystems. Marine Policy.
- Murray, J.P., Grenyer, R., Wunder, S., Raes, N. and Jones, J.P.G. (2014) Can REDD+ deliver biodiversity co-benefits in Indonesia? In, Sills, E.O., Atmadja, S.S., de Sassi, C., Duchelle, A.E., Kweka, D.L., Resosudarmo, I.A.P. and Sunderlin, W.D. (eds.) REDD+ On The Ground: A case book of subnational initiatives across the globe. CIFOR.
- Ituarte-Lima, C., Schultz, M., Hahn, T., McDermott, C. and Cornell, S. (2014) Biodiversity financing and safeguards: lessons learned and proposed guidelines. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.