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
- Hoffmann, C.F., Montgomery, R.A. and Jepson, P.R. (2017) Examining the Effect of Billboards in Shaping the Great Wolf Debate of the American West. Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
- Urrutia-Jalabert, R., Malhi, Y. and Lara, A. (2017) Soil respiration and mass balance estimation of fine root production in Fitzroya cupressoides forests of southern Chile. Ecosphere, 8(4).
- Dunford, R., Harrison, P. and Bagstad, K. (2017) Computer modelling for ecosystem service assessment. In, Burkhard, B. and Maes, J. (eds.) Mapping Ecosystem Services. Pensoft. Commissioned by EU and Leibniz Universität Hannover. pp. 126-137.
- Correia, R., Jepson, P., Malhado, A. and Ladle, R. (2017) Internet scientific name frequency as an indicator of cultural salience of biodiversity. Ecological Indicators, 78: 549-555.
- Jepson, P. and Arakelyan, I. (2017) Developing publicly acceptable tree health policy: public perceptions of tree-breeding solutions to ash dieback among interested publics in the UK. Forest Policy and Economics, 80: 167-177.