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
- Sova, C.A., Helfgott, A., Chaudhury, A., Matthews, D., Thornton, T. and Vermeulen, S. (2014) Multi-level Stakeholder Influence Mapping: Visualizing Power Relations Across Actor Levels in Nepalís Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation Regime. Systemic Practice and Action Research.
- Efe, M.A., Nunes de Paiva, F., Holderbaum, J. and Ladle, R.J. (2014) Rapid development of tool use as a strategy to predate invasive land snails. Journal of Ethology.
- Holman, I.P., Harrison, P.A. and Metzger, M.J. (2014) Cross-sectoral impacts of climate and socio-economic change in Scotland: implications for adaptation policy. Regional Environmental Change.
- 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.