DescriptionCEC Research Seminar - Climate as a driver of past and future biodiversity changes
Welcome to another installation of the CEC Research Seminars! Yoan Fourcade, Associate Professor at the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) will present his research into how climate affects past and future biodiversity patterns.
Climate is among the main drivers of species distributions, making it a key factor for studying biodiversity patterns at macroecological scales. The ongoing climate change provides a natural experiment for exploring how changes in climatic conditions contribute to species range shifts and species turnover, and is thus a link between basic research in biogeography and applied conservation biology. In this talk, I present several aspects of my current research that deal with the impact of recent and future climate change on biodiversity. Using structured monitoring data and/or opportunistic species records, I investigate how the interplay between climate and land-use changes alters the community structure of various terrestrial organisms. Moving from the recent past to the future, I use modelling tools to predict potential changes in biodiversity patterns according to scenarios of climate change. Finally, by taking an evolutionary perspective, I explore how climate factors shaped species morphological traits, and how it has consequences for present-day conservation.
|Period||2022 Oct 26|
|Degree of Recognition||Local|