Biosciences Seminar Series - Spring 2016
12 May 2016 - 1pm - Zoology Museum
Land-use impacts on 'beeodiversity' and biodiversity: from data to models to policy
|from: Natural History Museum London - www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/science-news/2015/september/research-into-species-traits-could-help-save-europe-s-dying-bees.html|
As part of the PREDICTS project (www.predicts.org.uk), I have collated a global dataset of bee diversity from the published literature and integrated it with information on land use, species' traits and phylogeny in order to answer these questions. Whereas that work was based on spatial comparisons, my current work (on “PREDICTS v2”) directly focuses on the temporal dynamics of biodiversity in response to land-use change. Both projects have the potential to inform policy decisions, but making the link between policy needs and PREDICTS outputs can be difficult; I will outline some of the ways in which the PREDICTS project has been engaging with policy.
Hope to see many of you - everyone most welcome to attend!