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
- Malhi, Y. (2014) The Metabolism of a Human-Dominated Planet. Chapter 8 in, Goldin, I. (ed.) Is the Planet Full?. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. pp. 142-163.
- Grytnes, J-A., Kapfer, J., Jurasinski, G., Birks, H.H., Hanriksen, H., Klanderud, K., Odland, A., Ohlson, M., Wipf, S. and Birks, J. (2014) Identifying the driving factors behind observed elevational range shifts on European mountains. Global Ecology and Biogeography.
- Fernandez-Martinez, M., Vicca, S., Janssens, I.A., Sardans, J., Luyssaert, S., Camploll, M., Chapin III, F.S., Ciais, P., Malhi, Y., Obersteiner, M., Papale, D., Piao, S.L., Reichstein, M. and Penuelas, J. (2014) Nutrient availability as the key regulator of global forest carbon balance. Nature Climate Change, 06 April(2014).
- Wilkinson, T.J., Philip, G., Bradbury, J., Dunford, R., Donoghue, D., Galiatsatos, N., Lawrence, D., Ricci, A. and Smith, S.L. (2014) Contextualizing early urbanization: settlement cores, early states and agro-pastoral strategies in the fertile crescent during the fourth and third millennia BC. Journal of world prehistory, April(2014).