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Biodiversity Futures

More than 40% of the world’s population live in the Tropics and it is home to over 80% of the world’s biodiversity. These conflicting priorities will mean that the Tropics will face challenging and complex issues over the next century.

Biodiversity is often used as an indicator of ecosystem health and has been shown to have direct links to human health. For these reasons it is essential that we understand the processes and factors which ensure biodiversity is sustained into the future.

Within the Biodiversity Futures research capability, CTBCC researchers undertake the following activities: 

  • Biodiversity discovery and field exploration
  • Genetic research for species identification, detection and new species discovery
  • National and international field surveys
  • Long term population, climate and habitat monitoring
  • Ecological Impact Assessment.

These provide the knowledge and understanding to inform management, policy and development goals.

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Meet the team


Team leader:

Prof. Lin Schwarzkopf 

Research Team:

   

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