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
- Matthews, T.J., Triantis, K., Whittaker, R.J. and Guilhaumon, F. (2019) ars: an R package for fitting, evaluating and comparing species–area relationship models. Ecography.
- Aguirre-Gutierrez, J., Oliveras, I., Rifai, S., Fauset, S., Adu-Bredu, S., Affum-Baffoe, K., Baker, T.R., Feldpausch, T.R., Gvozdevaite, A., Hubau, W., Kraft, N.J.B., Lewis, S.L., Moore, S., Niinemets, U., Peprah, R., Phillips, O.L., Zieminska, K., Enquist, B. and Malhi, Y. (2019) Drier tropical forests are susceptible to functional changes in response to a long-term drought. Ecology Letters.
- Burns, V. (2019) Oceanic embodiments: Living ENSO events in coastal Timor-Leste. Political Geography, 70: 102-116.
- Harrison, P.A., Jager, J., Frantzeskaki, N. and Berry, P. (2019) Understanding high-end climate change: from impacts to co-creating integrated and transformative solutions. Regional Environmental Change.
- Mittermeier, J.C., Roll, U., Matthews, T.J. and Grenyer, R. (2019) A season for all things: Phenological imprints in Wikipedia usage and their relevance to conservation. PLoS Biology.