Ecosystems and Climate Panel

Jenny mediated a discussion about ecosystems and climate for the Global Climate Action Symposium. The panel included global experts: * Jennifer Marlon, Yale University * Shyla Raghav, Conservation International * Joel Kostka, Georgia Institute of Technology * Jérôme Gaillardet, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris Watch it here!...

New Paper! Plant biomes demonstrate that landscape resilience today is the lowest it has been since end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions

Check out our new paper! I’m so excited to see this work out. Here is a summary of our findings: Resilient landscapes preserve terrestrial biodiversity despite environmental changes. Here, we analyze North American landscape resilience over 20,000 years by examining the residence and recovery times of plant biomes preserved in the fossil pollen record....

Abstracts accepted for IBS in Malaga, Spain

SEPL had 3 abstracts accepted to be presented at the International Biogeography Society Conference in Malaga, Spain in January. Yue will be presenting “Climate drives dynamic shifts in vegetation communities over the past 20,000”. Sílvia will be presenting “Changes in North American mammal niche preferences from the late Pleistocene to the present”. Jenny will...

ESA 2018

SEPL was well represented at ESA this year! We gave three talks in three days. Jenny gave a five-minute Inspire talk about using paleontology to inform conservation models on Monday. On Tuesday, Jenny presented current and upcoming work looking at climate connectivity. And on Wednesday, Yue presented her latest research exploring the residence time...

iCCB Executive Meeting

iCCB (Integrative Climate Change Biology) is an incredibly successful program, funded primarily by the IUBS (International Union of Biological Sciences), to develop trait-based approaches that can make deep-time perspectives from paleontology applicable for understanding organisms’ responses to climate change.  During its last round of funding, the IUBS tasked the iCCB with making inroads with...

National Forum on Landscape Conservation

Last week (Nov. 7-8), Jenny participated in the National Forum on Landscape Conservation. This was a discussion amongst government, nonprofit and academic leaders in landscape ecology & conservation about how the field should progress. Jenny worked with other participants to draft short- and long-term goals for progressive integration of landscape perspectives into planning. The...

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