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My main focus is on spatial predictive modelling of plant and animal distributions (see Guisan & Zimmermann 2000 and Guisan & Thuiller 2005 in the "Publications" page of my group). Below the methodological interest itself, my group develop models for various purposes, such as rare species management, assessing the potential impact of climate change on plant and vegetation distribution, and invading species forecasting. Several of these topic are investigated jointly with the "Laboratory for Conservation Biology" of the University of Lausanne to which I am affiliated. The main local study area for model development is the Swiss Prealps of Canton de Vaud, a mountainous landscape (ranging from about 400 to 3200 m). I also work on the entire scale of Switzerland (rare and invading spec ...
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AffiliationUniversité de Lausanne
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I am a plant ecologist with diverse, primarily conservation-oriented interests. My main research projects include: (a) assessing patterns in the geographic and taxonomic distribution of rare plants in the US and Canada; (b) predicting the effect of habitat fragmentation on distribution shift potentials of trees under global warming scenarios; and (c) monitoring of rare plants performance, including population viability analysis and predictive habitat modeling. I have ongoing long-term monitoring projects on mapped forest plot community dynamics (1986-present) and the population dynamics of the endangered tree, Torreya taxifolia, (1989-present), both in northern Florida. My research over the next several years will focus on: (a) population persistence of rare plants in California urban area ...
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My research interests lie in evolutionary community ecology, from micro- to macroevolutionary perspectives. I am exploring evolution in traits that are subject to selection from a variety of community members, either directly or indirectly. I argue that most traits are likely under selection from a plethora of forces, both biotic and abiotic; genetic diversity affects community composition, but the reverse is also true: diverse communities maintain genetic diversity, and the trajectory of trait evolution is often not easily predicted from simple pairwise interactions.

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AffiliationWildlife Conservation Society
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AffiliationKing Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
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Dr. Örjan Bodin is joint theme leader for the theme Adaptive governance, networks and learning. In his research on social-ecological systems (SES) he combines and integrate methods and theories from several different scientific disciplines. Bodin's main focus is to develop better understanding of SES through quantitative modeling and analyses.

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AffiliationStockholm University
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