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
- Ochoa-Ochoa, L.M. and Whittaker, R.J. (2014) Spatial and temporal variation in amphibian metacommunity structure in Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 30(6): 537-549.
- Gillman, L.N., Wright, S.D., Cusens, J., McBride, P.D., Malhi, Y. and Whittaker, R.J. (2014) Latitude, productivity and species richness. Global Ecology and Biogeography.
- Butt, N., Bebber, D., Riutta, T., Crockatt, M., Morecroft, M.D. and Malhi, Y. (2014) Relationships between tree growth and weather extremes: Spatial and interspecific comparisons in a temperate broadleaf forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 334: 209-216.
- Malhi, Y., Gardner, T., Goldsmith, G.R., Silman, M.R. and Zelazowski, P. (2014) Tropical Forests in the Anthropocene. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 39.