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Global patterns of mammals’ distribution based on a new set of Area of Habitat maps

Fellow Maria Lumbierres gave a talk entitled Global patterns of mammals’ distribution based on a new set of Area of Habitat maps on 17 June 2021 during a symposium of the online 100th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. She was also the Moderator of the Symposium III called Global Trends in Mammals.

You can find the programme here.

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Global trends in mammal distribution and threats

Four Inspire4Nature fellows and several supervisors presented a symposium entitled Global trends in mammal distribution and threats on 17 June 2021 during the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists . Carmen Soria, Maria Lumbierres, Prabhat Raj Dahal and Gonzalo Albaladejo gave several talks. Supervisors Carlo Rondinini and Michela Pacifici also organised and attended the session.

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Measuring the impact of wetland reserves on breeding waders

Fellow Sean Jellesmark did a presentation entitled Measuring the impact of wetland reserves on breeding waders on 8th April 2021 during the ‘Statistics at the Zoo’ virtual seminar hosted by the Royal Statistical Society, East Midlands Local Group. He presented research about the impact of conservation on waders from his first and second chapter of his PhD and discussed how counterfactual evaluation can be used in ecology.

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Permeability of Protected Areas to Non-Native Species

Fellow Kathrin Holenstein presented a poster entitled Permeability of Protected Areas to Non-Native Species in September 2020 at Neobiota, the 11th International Conference on Biological Invasions, in Vodice, Croatia.

She analyzed non-native animal and plant data from a Norwegian biodiversity data base and showed that non-native species present surrounding protected areas influence the community of non-native species within them.

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Updated Area of Habitat models to map global biodiversity of terrestrial mammals and birds

Fellow Maria Lumbierres did a presentation entitled Updated Area of Habitat models to map global biodiversity of terrestrial mammals and birds on 6th July 2020 during the online GeoBon Conference. Maria presented a combination of hers and Prabhat‘s work  explaining how they developed a novel data-driven crosswalk between the IUCN Red List Habitats Classification Scheme and the Copernicus Global Land Service Land cover, using a logistic regression model. She also explained having fine-resolution distribution maps help guiding conservation action worldwide and having a clear view of the relationship between habitat and land cover helps us to understand the impacts of land-use change on species.

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Vertebrate fast and slow species response to spatial heterogeneity

Inspire4Nature fellow Gonzalo Albaladejo presented an E-poster entitled Vertebrate fast and slow species response to spatial heterogeneity during the British Ecological Society annual meeting that took place in Belfast (Northen Ireland) from 10th to 13th of December 2019. Gonzalo presented a method to integrate life-history theory into species distribution modelling, using the theory of Island Biogeography as a bound mechanism between spatial heterogeneity due to land-use and life-history strategies respond to it. This new approach will serve to better understand the response of biodiversity to global changes from a functional perspective.

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