project . 2019 - 2023 . On going

Towards a general theory of ecological impacts of multiple, simultaneous stressors.

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/S001395/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 436,124 GBP
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    14 Jan 2019
    End Date
    31 May 2023
Description
Predicting the impact that combined natural and anthropogenic stressors have on ecological communities ranks as one of the most important research agendas in ecology. Climate change and the fragmentation of habitat are considered the two largest threats to the global environment. They are expected to impact on the diversity, composition and dynamics of the communities that underpin ecosystem services. Pollution and (over)harvesting of natural resources considerably complicate these impacts. It is safe to assume that communities are experiencing multiple, simultaneous challenges. It also seems easy to assume that combined threats might simply add up to generate i...
Description
Predicting the impact that combined natural and anthropogenic stressors have on ecological communities ranks as one of the most important research agendas in ecology. Climate change and the fragmentation of habitat are considered the two largest threats to the global environment. They are expected to impact on the diversity, composition and dynamics of the communities that underpin ecosystem services. Pollution and (over)harvesting of natural resources considerably complicate these impacts. It is safe to assume that communities are experiencing multiple, simultaneous challenges. It also seems easy to assume that combined threats might simply add up to generate i...
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