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
- Guitierrez, A. and Thornton, T. (2014) Can Consumers Understand Sustainability through Seafood Eco-Labels? A U.S. and UK Case Study. Sustainability, 6(11).
- Klenk, N.L., Larson, B.M.H. and McDermott, C.L. (2014) Adapting forest certification to climate change. WIREs Climate Change.
- Klenk, N.L., Larson, B.M.H. and McDermott, C.L. (2014) Adapting forest certification to climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. Online early.
- Urrutia-Jalabert, R., Rossi, S., Deslauriers, A., Malhi, Y. and Lara, A. (2014) Environmental correlates of stem radius change in the endangered Fitzroya cupressoides forests of southern Chile. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200: 209-221.