Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology
Our research focuses on developing and
applying quantitative methods to address questions in conservation biology and
environmental risk assessment.
Why did the Passenger Pigeon go extinct? Could its extinction have been predicted? The answers are in Jessica Stanton's new paper.
How much warning does the IUCN Red List give for species that would go extinct because of climate change? In other words, how much time do we have to save species from climate change? We addressed these questions in a new paper, just published in Global Change Biology. Read about our recent publications on climate change impacts on biodiversity.
Resit Akçakaya is selected to be a Coordinating Lead Author for IPBES deliverable on "Policy support tools and methodologies for scenario analysis and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services."
Our new paper on inferring the causes of population declines from time series data on population sizes is now available online in Conservation Biology.
Resit Akçakaya is selected to be Regional Editor for North America of the journal Conservation Biology.
Our new paper on the predictability of species extinction risks due to climate change is published in Nature Climate Change. Read about our recent publications on climate change impacts on biodiversity.
Presentations in 2014
Resit Akçakaya gave a talk at the symposium Extinction: Biology, Culture, and our Futures on October 11, at Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University.
Resit Akçakaya will give a talk at the City College of New York Biology Department Colloquium on December 8.
Hae Yeong Ryu, "Natal dispesal of the Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel". Poster at the American Society of Mammalogists 94th Annual Meeting, in Oklahoma City, OK Ballroom.
Hae Yeong Ryu, "Methods of quantifying dispersal rates in metapopulation modelling". Poster at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology. Monday, 14 July, 5:30-7:30pm, in UC Ballroom.
K. Shoemaker, et al., "Can the IUCN Red List provide sufficient advance warning of extinction under climate change?" At the North American Congress for Conservation Biology. Monday, 14 July, 4:45 pm, in UC 332/333.
H.R. Akçakaya, et al., "Predicting species extinctions due to climate change." At the 99th Annual ESA Meeting, Wed., Aug. 13, 9:40 am; in Magnolia, Sheraton Hotel
K. Shoemaker, et al., "Improving regional abundance dynamics and range-shift forecasts by coupling individual-based dispersal models with matrix-based population projections." At the 99th Annual ESA Meeting, Thu., Aug. 14, 3:20 pm; in 314, Sacramento Convention Center
H.R. Akçakaya, et al., "Linking SDM and demographic models for simulating metapopulations with dynamic spatial structure" (Ignite session). At the 99th Annual ESA Meeting, Thu., Aug. 14, 3:30 pm; in 313, Sacramento Convention Center