Paul Caplat

Paul Caplat

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I use quantitative tools to answer theoretical and applied questions in terrestrial ecology. My work focusses on the importance of local processes (dispersal, biotic interactions) for the spatial dynamics of species (invasive plants, range-shifting species). I also develop models to help managers control invasive plants and enhance biodiversity.

I am a lecturer in Global Change Biology at Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland), where I study species' dynamics in response to global change: bird range-shifts in response to temperature rise, bird community change, resilience of pastoral systems.I also hold an affiliate research position at Lund University (Sweden). Between these two Universities, there are plenty of opportunities for short research stays, research projects with data analysis, field work, or a mix of both. Contact me!

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Ecology

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  • conservation biology
  • Landscape ecology
  • biodiversity


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