rangeShifter - Synthesising population, community, genetic and evolutionary dynamics in a simulation platform: a tool for theory and application

1st working group meeting

28.10.-01.11.2013

PIs: Justin Travis; Alexander Singer

associated postdoc: Alexander Singer

This project brings together world-leading researchers in ecology, evolution and genetics to seek greater understanding of how biodiversity will respond to climate change. The projects will synthesise state-of-the-art knowledge from population ecology, community ecology, evolutionary ecology and population genetics within a new computer simulation tool. This novel software will provide a common platform for addressing a broad range of important current issues, both fundamental and applied. It will facilitate integration between subdisciplines and thus help us progress towards providing robust recommendations for managing our biodiversity under the multiple human-caused pressures that it currently faces.

Participants
Kamil Barton (University of Aberdeen), Greta Bocedi (University of Aberdeen), Jon Bridle (University of Bristol), Luc De Meester (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), William Godsoe (University of Canterbury), Jessica Hellmann (University of Notre Dame), Klaus Henle (UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Robert D Holt (University of Florida), Andreas Huth (UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Karin Johst (UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Cornelia Krug (DIVERSITAS), Jean-Baptiste Mihoub (UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Makiko Mimura (Kyushu University), Stephen Palmer (University of Aberdeen), Jelena Pantel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Guy Pe’er (UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Andreas Schmitz (UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Alexander Singer (Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung - iDiv), Justin Travis (University of Aberdeen), Patrick Zollner (Purdue University)

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2nd working group meeting

08.-12.09.2014

PIs: Justin Travis; Alexander Singer

Participants
Kamil Barton (University of Aberdeen); Greta Bocedi (University of Aberdeen); Jonathan Bridle (University of Bristol); Luc De Meester (KU Leuven); William Godsoe (Lincoln University); Andrew Hendry (McGill University); Robert Holt (University of Florida); Andreas Huth (UFZ); Karin Johst (UFZ); Xavier Karreman (KU Leuven); Cornelia Krug (DIVERSITAS); Jean-Baptiste Mihoub (UFZ); Steve Palmer (University of Aberdeen); Jelena Pantel (KU Leuven); Guy Pe'er (UFZ); Shannon Pittman (Purdue University and Davidson College); Victoriia Radchuk (iDiv); Andreas Schmitz (UFZ); Alexander Singer (iDiv); Justin Travis (University of Aberdeen); Mark Urban (University of Connecticut); Patrick Zollner (Purdue University)

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Publications

Singer, A., et al. (2015). "Community dynamics under environmental change: How can next generation mechanistic models improve projections of species distributions?" Ecological Modelling. see here

Urban, M.C., et al. (2016). "Improving the forecast for biodiversity under climate change." Science. see here


Writing retreat

16.05.-19.05.2017

Participants
Greta Bocedi (University of Aberdeen), Luc De Meester (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Alexander Singer (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Justin Travis (University of Aberdeen), Mark Urban (University of Connecticut)

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