EESS talk on "Spatial modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services – a key tool in the Anthropocene?"

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Date and time 29.09.2020 12:1513:00  
Place and room
ZOOM
Speaker Dr Antoine Guisan, Professor, Spatial Ecology Group, FGSE & FBM, UNIL
Category Conferences - Seminars
Abstract:
With the increasing anthropogenization of the world, spatial approach to conservation planning become increasingly needed. In the last two decades, species distribution models (SDMs) have become central tools to generalize information on the distributions of community, biodiversity, ecosystems and their services in time and space. As such, they not only represented the major source of projections for major biodiversity assessments, but additionally bear a high potential for supporting spatial conservation prioritization and landscape planning. Here, I will review recent advances and ways forward in SDM science, and illustrate some promising use of SDMs for spatial conservation planning in anthropogenized mountain landscapes.
With the increasing anthropogenization of the world, spatial approach to conservation planning become increasingly needed. In the last two decades, species distribution models (SDMs) have become central tools to generalize information on the distributions of community, biodiversity, ecosystems and their services in time and space. As such, they not only represented the major source of projections for major biodiversity assessments, but additionally bear a high potential for supporting spatial conservation prioritization and landscape planning. Here, I will review recent advances and ways forward in SDM science, and illustrate some promising use of SDMs for spatial conservation planning in anthropogenized mountain landscapes.

Short biography:
Professor Antoine Guisan’s main focus is on spatial predictive modelling of species distributions, and the communities and ecosystems they form. Besides theoretical and methodological interests in understanding and predicting species distributions, he is developing models for various applied purposes, such as rare species management, anticipating biological invasions, and assessing the potential impact of climate and landuse changes on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
 

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Practical information

  • General public
  • Free
  • This event is internal

Organizer

  • EESS - IIE

Contact

  • Prof. Anders Meibom, LGB

Tags

Biogeography predictive models ecological niches stacked species distribution models ecosystem services Zonation IPBES

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