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
- Schroeder, H. and McDermott, C. (2014) Enabling Justice and Equity in REDD+ Across Levels of Governance. Ecology and Society, 19(1).
- Oliveras, I., Anderson, L.O., Malhi, Y. (2014) APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TO UNDERSTANDING FIRE REGIMES AND BIOMASS BURNING EMISSIONS OF THE TROPICAL ANDES. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
- Vervoort, J., Thornton, P.K., Kristjanson, P., Forch, W., Erickson, P.J., Kok, K., Ingram, J.S.I., Herrero, M., Palazzo, A., Helfgott, A.E.S., Wilkinson, A., Havlik, P., Mason-D'Croz, D. and Jost, C. (2014) Challenges to scenario-guided adaptive action on food security under climate change. Global Environmental Change.
- Root-Bernstein, M., Root-Bernstein, M. and Root-Bernstein, R. (2014) Tools for thinking applied to nature provide an inclusive pedagogical framework for environmental education. Oryx.