Biodiversity, range shift, climate change and land use change in the Anthropocene: a preliminary study across the flora and fauna of Great Britain

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Global change is the main driver of biodiversity loss, and understanding the effects of its components on ecosystems is fundamental to their conservation. We analysed changes in the distributions of vertebrates, invertebrates and plants of Great Britain in the last 50 years, determining the extent to which range modification is a combined function of climate change, land use change and species’ ecological traits. We found responses to be trait-dependent, such that specialist species were more likely to decline and demonstrate sensitivity to global change than generalist species. Understanding the combined effects of change drivers will help prioritise conservation interventions.
Period29 Mar 202231 Mar 2022
Event titleStudent Conference on Conservation Science
Event typeConference
LocationCambridge, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational