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Is biodiversity declining?

This free online talk on whether biodiversity is declining will be broadcast on Zoom as part of Ecology Live 2021. In a series of 25-minutes talks, the British Ecological Society broadcasts free talks from 12 great speakers every Thursday from 4 March to 20 May 2021. This edition is hosted by Maria Dornelas from the University of St Andrews.

Maria Dornelas

“We typically assume that recent times have seen biodiversity loss everywhere. In this talk I discuss how global compilations of biodiversity data are unveiling a nuanced picture of biodiversity change.

Biodiversity trends vary substantially: with spatial scale, across space and among taxa. We see pervasive compositional change, but a complex mosaic of losses and gains of species, as well as winners and losers in population trends.”

Maria Dornelas
University of St Andrews

 

 

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