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
- Berry, P. and Brown, I. (2021) National environment and assets. Chapter 3 in, Betts, R.A., Haward, A.B. and Pearson, K.V. (eds.) The Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Technical Report. Climate Change Committee, London.
- Yu, J., Berry, P., Guillod, B.P. and Hickler, T. (2021) Climate Change Impacts on the Future of Forests in Great Britain. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9(83).
- Choi, C., Berry, P. and Smith, A. (2021) The climate benefits, co-benefits, and trade-offs of green infrastructure: a systematic literature review. Journal of Environmental Management, 291. 112583.
- Teitelbaum, S., Tysiachniouk, M., McDermott, C. and Elbakidze, M. (2021) Articulating FPIC through transnational sustainability standards: A comparative analysis of Forest Stewardship Council's standard development processes in Canada, Russia and Sweden. Land Use Policy, 109. 105631.
- Mora-Soto, A., Capsey, A., Friedlander, A.M., Palacios, M., Brewin, P.E., Golding, N., Dayton, P., Van Tussenbroek, B., Montiel, A., Goodell, W., Velasco-Charpentier, C., Hart, T., Macaya, E.C., Pérez-Matus, A. and Macias-Fauria, M. (2021) One of the least disturbed marine coastal ecosystems on Earth: Spatial and temporal persistence of Darwin's sub-Antarctic giant kelp forests. Journal of Biogeography: 1-16.