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
- Hubau, W., Lewis, S.L., Phillips, O.L. et al. (2020) Asynchronous Carbon Sink Saturation in African and Amazonian Tropical Forests. Nature.
- Hestad, D., Tàbara, J.D. and Thornton, T.F. (2020) Transcending unsustainable dichotomies in management: Lessons from Sustainability-Oriented Hybrid Organisations in Barcelona. Journal of Cleaner Production, 244.
- Post, E., Alley, R.B., Christensen, T.R., Macias-Fauria, M., Forbes, B.C., Gooseff, M.N., Iler, A., Kerby, J.T., Laidre, K.L., Mann, M.E., Olofsson, J., Stroeve, J.C., Ulmer, F., Virginia, R.A. and Wang, M. (2020) The polar regions in a 2°C warmer world. Science Advances, 5(12). eaaw9883.
- Halbritter, A.H., et al. (2020) The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx). Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 11(1): 22-37.
- Gamarra, N.C., Malhado, A.C.M., Correia, R.A., Bragagnolo, C., Campos-Silva, J.V., Jepson, P. and Ladle, R.J. (2019) Assets em Áreas Protegidas: Estudo de Caso em Áreas Úmidas. Biodiversidade Brasileira.