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
- Cumming, G.S., Allen, C.R., Ban, N., Diggs, D., Biggs, H.C., Cumming, D.H.M., De Vos, A., Epstein, G., Etienne, M., Maciejewski, K., Mathevet, R., Moore, C.A., Nenadovic, M. and Schoon, M. (2015) Understanding protected area resilience: a multi-scale social-ecological framework. Ecological Applications, 25(2): 299-319.
- Nottingham, A.T., Turner, B.L., Whitaker, J., Ostle, N., McNamara, N.P., Dardgett, R.D., Salinas, N. and Meir, P. (2015) Soil microbial nutrient constraints along a tropical forest elevation gradient: a belowground test of a biogeochemical paradigm. Biogosciences, 12: 6489-6523.
- Roll, U., Geffen, E. and Yom-Tov, Y. (2015) Linking vertebrate species richness to tree canopy height on a global scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography.
- Jepson, P.R. (2015) Saving a species threatened by trade: a network study of Bali starling Leucopsar rothschildi conservation. Oryx.