ACCE Seminar Series #1
Date: Thursday 3rd Nov 2016
Time: 1 – 2 pm.
Location: Biology department B/K/018, University of York
Invited speaker: Dr. Tim Newbold from University College London.
Title: Understanding and predicting the response of ecological communities to land-use change.
Abstract: Human activities are reshaping the structure of ecological communities. Many ecological field studies have been conducted around the world to compare ecological communities in different land-use types. I will describe my work with the PREDICTS Project, bringing together such studies from around the world to infer general patterns in the effects of land use, including variation in effects on different functional groups of species, and to use this information to predict possible future effects of land use on biodiversity under different scenarios.
The seminar will be recorded and uploaded on the ACCE DTP website.