Research Briefs

An early warning index for vulnerable species

Understanding the impacts of climate warming and land use change represent a major challenge for conservation managers. To date it has largely been based on projections of the future distribution of species. The aim of this study, led by CEED Postdoc Fellow Ramona Maggini, was to move beyond the simple projections of likely impacts of global change to identify the most vulnerable species.

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Movement science and biodiversity policy

The movement of organisms has a fundamental influence on the distribution of biodiversity. Movement affects community structure and ecological phenomena such as reproduction, resource availability, genetic diversity, food webs, and species interactions. Anthropogenic disturbances and inappropriate management can disrupt these important processes, so movement information should be considered in conservation decisions.

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