Maria Dornelas – Thu 29 Apr
This free online talk on whether biodiversity is declining will be broadcast on Zoom as part of Ecology Live 2021.
Thursday 29 Apr
15:00 UK time / 10:00 US Eastern time
University of St Andrews
Is biodiversity declining?
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.
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