With summer in full swing the core team is busy researching, completing field work, and planning the fall international conference. More details coming soon!
This past week, a paper was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B that looks at the individual and joint effects of climate change and land use on vertebrate communities. Using 4 different climate scenarios, the author predicts which driver, or a combination of the two, will threaten regional biodiversity. As emphasized by the Grand Challenge team, taking an integrated approach to climate change research is necessary to evaluating the future for complex landscapes.
The full citation and a link to the paper can be found below:
Newbold, Tim. “Future effects of climate and land-use change on terrestrial vertebrate community diversity under different scenarios.” Proc. R. Soc. B 285.1881 (2018): 20180792.