How are global diversity gradients formed? What are the main underlying driving mechanism? Can we tease them apart easily? These are some of the topics addressed in the lecture recorded on the 15th of June 2020 with the title "Understanding Species Diversity: Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches". The lecture was given in the context of the MSC in Palaeontology jointly put together by NOVA
Simposium "Avances conceptuales y metodológicos de la teoría del nicho ecológico". Title of talk: "The A and B factor in species distributions modelling"
SDM model for the Caribbean spiny pocket mouse Source: Radosavljevic, A. and R. P. Anderson. 2014. J. Biogeogr 41:629-643 We are organising a new course on “Species distributions models: concepts, methods, applications, and challenges”, which aims to introduce the fundamental concepts underpinning ecological niche models (ENM), describe the methods currently in use, and discuss the strengths
Climate change is altering phenology and distributions of many species and further changes are projected for the 21st century. Can species physiologically adapt to projected climate warming? In a recent "review and synthesis" in Ecology Letters we analysed thermal tolerances of a large number of terrestrial ectotherm (n= 697), endotherm (n=227) and plant (n=1816) species worldwide, and showed that