Miguel Araújo was invited to give a keynote address in Portuguese parliament about the recently published study "Biodiversidade 2030". You can watch the full presentation on the belo YouTube video (from minute 49:30 onwards).
The European Biodiversity Strategy 2030 commits Union Member States to legally protect a minimum of 30% of the European Union’s land and sea area and to strictly protect at least a third of these protected areas. European Members States are also committed to effectively manage conservation areas and to restore Europe’s natural capital, thus taking a leading role in the Post-2020 Convention on
Publicado o estudo "Biodiversidade 2030: Nova Agenda para a Conservação em Contexto de Alterações Climáticas", encomendado pelo Ministério do Ambiente e Ação Climática e coordenado por Miguel Bastos Araújo. Participam ainda, como coordenadores setoriais, Sara Antunes, Emanuel Gonçalves, Rosário Oliveira, Sofia Santos e Isabel Sousa Pinto. O trabalho beneficiou ainda da colaboração empenhada de 14
Climate change can drive species out of protected areas thus creating new challenges for conservation planning that typically assumes species distributions to remain static once they are protected. Researchers in the lab have been at the forefront of spatial conservation planning, particularly by providing assessments of climate change effects on protected areas (e.g., here, here, and here) and by
Dispersal corridors for Quercus petraea in Iberian Peninsula from a baseline period to 2080 (red stars) and the species modeled climatic suitability (greens) under an optimised conservation plan. Source: Alagador et al., 2014, J. Applied Ecol, 51:703-713. Spatial conservation prioritisation is a scientifically-driven procedure to identify cost effective networks of conservation areas that
OPTIMISING GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PRIORITIES IN A CHANGING WORLD Global environmental changes are causing major changes in the distributions and abundances of species and leading to profound changes in the quantity and quality of habitats and the services provided by ecosystems. Conventional conservation planning methodologies still have limited capacity to handle multiple stressors
Congratulations to Diogo Alagador who obtained a Postdoctoral Fellowship through the extremely competitive Portuguese FCT programme. Diogo has been developing research in spatial conservation planning since his MSc and PhD and this is his second post doc. In the upcoming three years Diogo will work on global-scale spatial conservation planning for vertebrate and plant species, integrating
Early in the 2000s, Conservation International (through Lee Hannah) organized a series of workshops to discuss the interface between climate change and quantitative spatial conservation prioritisation methodologies. More than 10 years have elapsed since these workshops took place in Montpellier, Évora, and Cape Town and several highly-cited papers were published as a consequence (e.g., Araújo et