ECR Panel discussion and networking event: From collaboration to publication

Panel Members: Miguel Araújo, Susana Clusella-Trullas, Regan Early, Guy Midgley, Tero Mustonen, Gretta Pecl and Morgan Tingley, Panel discussion: From collaboration to publication In an interactive discussion, a panel of leading academics and Editors of top-ranking journals will provide their top tips for successfully navigating the publication pathway, from the formation of productive collaborations to submitting…

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Climate invader or refugee? Evaluating ecological impacts of species redistribution

Cascade Sorte Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, USA   Shifts in species distributions was one of the first recognized “fingerprints” of climate change effects on natural ecosystems, and range shifts have now been documented for hundreds of species across virtually all taxa and ecosystems. While redistribution may be a climate…

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From Individuals to Processes: Scaling up Climate-Dependent Larval Growth Rates and Behaviors to Population Distributions of Oysters in a Changing Ocean

Jake Lawlor, Shawn Arellano 1Department of Biology and Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University, Anacortes, WA, USA   In the field of climate change ecology, severe lethal impacts of climate-related stress are well documented, but the more subtle effects of global change on organisms and their influence on larger-scale processes remain poorly understood. In…

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‘We Belong to the Land’: Survival and Restoration Under Northern Climate Change

Tero Mustonen Snowchange The current planetary shifts and species redistribution require us to rethink nature conservation, both from the viewpoint of forming novel ecosystems and in relation to issues of historical equity. In particular, this reorientation needs to establish remedies for the historical errors of mainstream societies that promoted nature conservation for their own benefit,…

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A changing climate for coral reef management and adaptive restoration

Line K Bay. Despite significant protection and management, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is in long term decline. The World Heritage listed ecosystem is under threat from a number of disturbances – most recently mass coral bleaching and mortality. The scale and intensity of mortality is increasing and is eroding the Reef’s resilience. To avoid…

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Exploring environmental scenarios using a model of intermediate complexity for ecosystems for South African anchovy and sardine

Kelly Ortega-cisneros Rhodes University   The southern Benguela system supports a productive fisheries sector that provides jobs and livelihoods for thousands of people living along the coast. The small pelagics fishery is the second most valuable fishery in economic terms in South Africa. It targets anchovy, adult sardine and some round herring, with juvenile sardine…

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Neotropical results from SPARC: Where in the world should we put conservation for climate change?

Derek Corcoran1, Pablo Marquet1 1Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile A regional assessment team has been analysing species and ecosystem movements for the Neotropics as part of the pan-tropical SPARC project.  The fundamental question we address is where protected areas and other conservation measures should be located to account for Species on the Move.  We…

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Otlet – International network and infrastructure for scientists to share, source and request biological samples

Madeline Green1, Lauren Meyer1, Lachlan Fetterplace1 & Tiffany Nay2 1Otlet, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2James Cook University, Townsville, Australia   Research teams collect >94 million biological samples annually, the majority of which are subsampled for analyses. The remaining sample, often including a number of unused organs, can be repurposed for additional studies by collaborators around the…

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Spatial Planning of area-based conservation for climate change: Terrestrial and Marine perspectives

Lee Hannah, Patrick Roehrdanz Species on the Move (SOTM)  present unique challenges for protected areas and other area-based conservation efforts that are fixed in space.  Nearly a decade of research now shows that area-based conservation deployed in the right places can minimize extinctions due to SOTM.  But multiple methods of planning conservation for SOTM have…

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Freshwater species on the move: mechanisms and consequences

Dr Wilco Verberk Radboud University Nijmegen   Changing climate has been identified as one of the most important persistent threat to freshwater biodiversity. Here I will highlight recent ecophysiological studies on the mechanisms and consequences of climate change for freshwater species. In terms of variability in environmental temperatures, freshwaters occupy an intermediate position relative to…