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
- Park, T., Chen, C., Macias-Fauria, M., Tømmervik, H., Choi, S., Winkler, A., Bhatt, U.S., Walker, D.A., Piao, S., Brovkin, V., Nemani, R.R. and Myneni, R.B. (2019) Changes in timing of seasonal peak photosynthetic activity in northern ecosystems. Global Change Biology.
- Longman, J., Veres, D., Ersek, V., Haliuc, A. and Wennrich, V. (2019) Runoff events and related rainfall variability in the Southern Carpathians during the last 2000 years. Scientific Reports, 9.
- Longman, J., Palmer, M.R., Gernon, T.M. and Manners, H.R. (2019) The role of tephra in enhancing organic carbon preservation in marine sediments. Earth-Science Reviews.
- Sova, C.A. and Schipper, E.L.F. (2019) Adaptation policy and planning in developing countries. Chapter 12 in, Keskitalo, E.C.H., and Preston, B.L. (eds.) Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Policy. Edward Elgar. ISBN: 978 1 78643 251 3.
- Matthews, T.J., Triantis, K., Whittaker, R.J. and Guilhaumon, F. (2019) sars: an R package for fitting, evaluating and comparing species–area relationship models. Ecography.