Species On The Move, Tasmania 2016

Submitted by editor on 10 February 2016.

The global redistribution of our planets’ species is widely recognised as a fingerprint of climate change, however, the mechanisms that underpin such range shifts are poorly understood. Additionally, the pervasiveness of range shifts, from poles to the equator, and depths of oceans to tops of mountains, provides us with unique opportunity to advance our theory of biogeography, evolutionary ecology and macroecology.

Our move into the ‘anthropocene’ allows unprecedented opportunity to understand the mechanisms that drive species distributions across ecosystems and address the fundamental tenet of ecology: what lives where and why?  However, such dramatic changes also pose significant challenges for sustainable management of our natural resources.

For us, not being able to attend the conference, here are some interviews by conference attendees. Some talks are being recorded and links will be added in short for you to listen to whenever you find the time.

Local organiser Gretta Pecl talks about the need for a Species On The Move conference (radio interview): http://www.syn.org.au/node/34167


Editor-in-Chief Miguel Araujo interviews editors at the conference

Subject Editor Morgan Tingley: 'be careful how you use your data

Subject Editor Damien Fordham: 'we are trying to find out which models that can perform best and under what circumstances

Review Editor Rob Colwell: 'What is the difference between null models and neutral models


Tero Mustonen: How does changes in ice or snow affect humans and animals in the Arctic?


Citizen science video: Can the public help detect marine species on the move?

Vox pops with conference attendees

Full program here: http://www.speciesonthemove.com/

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