Special Issue "Biodiversity and Global Change"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2015).
Interests: climate change ecology; climate-land use interactions; biodiversity impacts; functional connectivity; resilience; population dynamics; butterfly ecology
Across the globe, conservation efforts have not managed to resolve the biodiversity crisis and many species populations continue to suffer declines. Biodiversity is impacted by a range of drivers, including habitat loss and degradation, climate change, invasive species, and pollution. Many drivers also interact to impact biodiversity. In the face of rapid changes in these drivers, there is an urgent need to understand the impacts on biodiversity and formulate appropriate responses. This Special Issue will include analyses concerning the historical impacts of drivers on biodiversity as well as projected future impacts. Biodiversity impacts may include community changes, distribution change, population dynamics, phenological shifts, as well as other aspects of biodiversity response. We also very much welcome analyses investigating the effectiveness of various conservation and mitigation responses to global change drivers.
Dr. Tom Oliver
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biodiversity change
- environmental drivers
- climate change
- habitat loss
- community changes
- distribution changes