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
- Smith, A., Harrison, P.A., Perez Soba, M. et al. (2017) How natural capital delivers ecosystem services: a typology derived from a systematic review. European Union, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
- Chaudhury, A.S., Thornton, T., Helfgott, A., Ventresca, M.J. and Sova, C. (2017) Ties that bind: Local networks, communities and adaptive capacity in rural Ghana. Journal of Rural Studies, 53: 214-228.
- McNeill, J.L. and Thornton, T. (2017) Pipelines, Petitions, and Protests in the Internet Age: Exploring the Human Geographies of Online Petitions Challenging Proposed Transcontinental Alberta Oil Sands Pipelines. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.
- Oliver, V., Oliveras, I., Kala, J., Lever, R. and Teh, Y.A. (2017) No long-term effect of land-use activities on soil carbon dynamics in tropical montane grasslands. Biogeosciences.
- McDermott, C.L. (2017) Whose forests, whose gain? Nature Climate Change, 7: 386-387.