Disentangling the community ecology mess


Animal communities change considerably across habitat transformation gradients but the relative importance of abiotic environmental stressors (e.g. temperature, noise), human activities (e.g. habitat fragmentation, movements) and biotic interactions (e.g. predation, competition) in shaping community structure remains unclear. In my research in China I have primarily investigated some of these processes particularly referring to how habitat and food use influence the way in which species assemble together and, also, how abiotic stressors impair breeding fitness. I do this mostly through field observations yet also incorporating technology based approaches such as stable isotope analysis. While the practical considerations of this research are apparent (how to conserve and enhance biodiversity), my ultimate aim is to challenge current formulations of the niche theory.

Speaker: Dr. Emilio Pagani-Núñez

Affiliation: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Time: June. 22, 2021

Venue: The Conference Hall in Xishuangbanna Headquarter

The 101 meeting room in Kunming Division (video conference)

Link链接: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1iCb-w0XLxcpBWsF6ddRsSg 提取码: pdb7

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