Watch Prof Yadvinder Malhi provide an overview of the Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation research cluster at the SEED 2015 event.
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
- Jiménez-Muñoz, J.C., Mattar, C., Barichivich, J., Santamaría-Artigas, A., Takahashi, K., Malhi, Y., Sobrino, J.A. and van der Schrier, G. (2016) Record-breaking warming and extreme drought in the Amazon rainforest during the course of El Niño 2015–2016. Scientific Reports, 6. 33130.
- Wang, W., Chen, X., Zheng, H., Yu, R., Qian, J., Zhang, Y. and Yu, J. (2016) Soil CO2 Uptake in Deserts and Its Implications to the Groundwater Environment. Water, 8(9).
- Thornton, T.F., Notti, E., Sattler, M. and Owletuck, G. (2016) Alaska Natives and the State’s Political Economy: Changing Power Relationships. Chapter 9 in, Thomas, C.S., Savatgy, L. and Klimovich, K. (eds.) Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities, and Power. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks. pp. 273-312.
- Pires, G.F., Abrahão, G.M., Brumatti, L.M., Oliveira, L.J.C., Costa, M.H., Liddicoat, S., Kato, E. and Ladle, R.J. (2016) Increased climate risk in Brazilian double cropping agriculture systems: Implications for land use in Northern Brazil. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 228-229: 286-298.
- Goldsmith, G.R., Bentley, L.P., Shenkin, A., Salinas, N., Blonder, B., Martin, R.E., Castro-Ccossco, R., Chambi-Porroa, P., Diaz, S., Enquist, B.J., Asner, G.P. and Malhi, Y. (2016) Variation in leaf wettability traits along a tropical montane elevation gradient. New Phytologist.