PREDICTS Project: Global Analysis Reveals Massive Biodiversity Losses

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:44:08 +0000

The changing climate is only one of a myriad of pressures faced by global biodiversity – we are also changing habitats and altering land-use on an unprecedented scale. The first global analysis published from the PREDICTS project reveals the striking global effect of land-use change on local biodiversity patterns, and highlights the importance of future […]

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Publication date: Sep 27, 2013 3:44:47 PM

Julian Huxley Lecture

"Palaeoecology: “quaint but irrelevant” or essential for conservation biology?"


Kathy Willis
(University of Oxford)
Date & Time:
Wednesday, 12 June at 5pm
Venue: Medical Sciences AV Hill Lecture Theatre (map)
Host: Jon Bielby (IoZ)


Traditionally there has been little use of palaeoecology in conservation biology with the former often being viewed a purely descriptive and of little use in the actual process of conserving. This talk will tackle this criticism head-on and ask of what use are palaeoecological records to biodiversity conservation and management? Case studies will be presented from on-going research projects in the Galapagos, Madagascar, Tenerife, Mexico, and Congo basin to ask what further information these studies provide when trying to conserve and manage these important biodiversity hotspots.

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