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Tuesday 16th July 2019

Drivers of Biodiversity Change

Why?

Changes in land-use, pollution and climate threaten the
sustainability of key Scottish habitats & species. Protecting &
managing biodiversity in a changing environment requires:

  • Knowledge of past and present impacts of different drivers on a range of key habitats
  • Understanding how these drivers affect ecosystem dynamics
  • Prediction of potential future impacts to inform management & mitigation measures

We use experimental and modelling approaches at a range of scales, from small experimental plots to analysis of UK (& world)-wide biodiversity patterns, to provide information to underpin conservation policy responses to natural & human- induced changes in our environment.

Outcomes

Our approach is to combine long-term studies with experiments and spatial modelling to examine impacts of a range of drivers on Scotland’s biodiversity.

Our approach is to combine long-term studies with experiments and spatial modelling to examine impacts of a range of drivers on Scotland’s biodiversity.

Contacts

 

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