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.

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  • Pastor, E., Oliveras, I., Urquiaga-Flores, E., Quintano-Loayza, J.A., Manta, M.I. and Planas, E. (2017) A new method for performing smouldering combustion field experiments in peatlands and rich-organic soils. International Journal of Wildland Fire.
  • Bertani, G., Wagner, F.H., Anderson, L.O. and Aragao, L.E.O.C. (2017) Chlorophyll Fluorescence Data Reveals Climate-Related Photosynthesis Seasonality in Amazonian Forests. Remote Sensing, 9(12).
  • Bustamante, M., Riotman, I., Aide, T.M., Alencar, A., Anderson, L.O., Aragao, L., Asner, G.P., Barlow, J., Berenguer, E., Chambers, J., Costa, M.H., Fanin, T., Ferreira, L.G., Keller, M., Magnusson, W.E., Morales-Barquero, L., Morton, D., Ometto, J., Palace, M., Peres, C.A., Silverio, D., Trumbore, S. and Vieira, I.C.G. (2017) Toward an integrated monitoring framework to assess the effects of tropical forest degradation and recovery on carbon stocks and biodiversity. Global Change Biology.
  • Butler, E.E., Datta, A., Flores-Moreno, H., Chen, M., Wythers, K.R., Fazayeli, F., Banerjee, A., Atkin, O.K., Kattge, J., Amiaud, B., Blonder, B., Boenisch, G., Bond-Lamberty, B., Brown, K.A., Byun, C., Campetella, G., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Craine, J.M., Craven, D., Vries, F.T., Diaz, S., Domingues, T.F., Forey, E., Gonzalez-Melo, A., Gross, N., Han, W., Hattingh, W.N., Hickler, T., Jansen, S., Kramer, K., Kraft, N.J.B., Kurokawa, H., Laughlin, D.C., Meir, P., Minden, V., Niinemets, U., Onoda, Y., Penuelas, J., Read, Q., Sack, L., Schamp, B., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Spasojevic, M.J., Sosinsi, E., Thornton, P.E., Valladares, F., Bodegon, P.M., Williams, M., Wirth, C. and Reich, P.B. (2017) Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Dunford, R., Harrison, P., Smith, A., Dick, J., Barton, D.N., Martin-Lopez, B., Keleman, E., Jacobs, S., Saarikoski, H., Tukelboom, F., Verheyden, W., Hack, J., Antunes, P., Aszalos, R., Badea, O., Baro, F., Berry, P., Carvalho, L., Conte, G., Czucz, B., Blanco, G.G., Howard, D., Giuca, R., Gomez-Baggetun, E., Grizetti, B., Izakovicova, Z., Kopperoinen, L., Langemeyer, J., Luque, S., Lapola, D.M., Martinez-Pastur, G., Mukhopadhyay, R., Roy, S.B., Niemela, J., Norton, L., Ochieng, J., Odee, D., Palomo, I., Pinho, P., Priess, J., Rusch, G., Saarela, S., Santos, R., van der Wal, J.T., Vadineanu, A., Vari, A., Woods, H., Yli-Pelkonen, V. (2017) Integrating methods for ecosystem service assessment: Experiences from real world situations. Ecosystem Services.

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