Tag Archives: Species distributions


We are very pleased to announce that next year, with MIREN, we will be heavily involved in two large international projects that have been recommended for funding through BiodivERsA (https://www.biodiversa.org). The first project is called RangeX (“Mechanisms underlying the success … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The holy trinity of global change ecology

A few weeks ago, the journal Annals of Botany asked me to write a commentary pieceon a new paper coming out on the effect of climate change on grass species on a subantarctic island. An intriguing paper, as they compared … Continue reading

Posted in General, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Climate change biogeography

There are several ways in which one can tackle climate change and its effects on our world. Biogeographers are approaching the issue via one of its core fundaments: how is climate change affecting the distribution of all living things on … Continue reading

Posted in Portugal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Species distributions in a messy world

At the meeting in Zurich (introduced here for those who missed it), species distribution ecologists (like me) and people from the remote sensing community came together to meet. Troughout the discussions we had, an intriguing conclusion surfaced that I found … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The proof we needed

Good news for those ecologists studying species distributions: it turns out that the climatic niche of mountain plants is fairly conserved in space (Wasof et al. 2015). These results come from a study on the distribution of alpine species in the European … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments