Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation
The members of this research cluster work on both scientific and social scientific dimensions of the functioning of ecological and biogeographical systems, and their interests span both theoretical and applied research focused on the functioning of biological systems, the role of natural and anthropogenic forcing, and diverse aspects of the conservation of biodiversity.
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, especially the analysis of how tropical forest and savanna ecosystems respond to atmospheric, climate and anthropogenic forcing.
- Conservation: conservation biogeography; conservation governance; biodiversity and climate adaptation; conservation and traditional ecological knowledge.