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.

Maria Dornelas

Thursday 29 Apr

15:00 UK time / 10:00 US Eastern time

Maria Dornelas

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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