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    United Kingdom

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20062020

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Research Statement

I develop approaches to understand and predict species' dynamics in a world of continuous change: temperature rise, land-use get intensified in some areas while others are abandoned, species are moved from one continent to another. 
To achieve this, I use a combination of modelling and data analysis to reveal how species’ life-histories interact with environmental conditions and human intervention, to produce large-scale ecological patterns. I favour models as tools to address these questions for theoretical or applied studies. I juggle between modelling techniques to best approach the problem at hand, but I like those emphasizing mechanisms

My work has a strong theoretical component, but is dedicated to providing tools to understand, predict, and manage the ecological aspects of global change. As a consequence my research is developed along two themes: 1) linking local processes to large-scale patterns, and 2) help manage species and landscapes.

For instance, I try to predict how species distributions will change with climate change; how farming or forestry practices impact biodiversity; how biodiversity contributes to ecosystem services.

Research Interests

Spatial ecology; Macroecology; Landscape ecology; Invasion biology; Population biology; Bayesian Inference; Individual-based models; trees; birds;

Teaching

BIO3206 "Conservation biology" - I developed this module to offer third year students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of ecological concepts and methods relevant for conservation, through interactive lectures, workshops and group work.

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Projects

Research Output

Forest clear-cuts as habitat for farmland birds and butterflies

Ram, D., Lindström, Å., Pettersson, L. B. & Caplat, P., 16 Jun 2020, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 473, 118239.

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  • Quantifying large-scale ecosystem stability with remote sensing data

    White, H. J., Gaul, W., Sadykova, D., León-Sánchez, L., Caplat, P., Emmerson, M. C. & Yearsley, J. M., 01 Apr 2020, In : Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    Land cover drives large scale productivity-diversity relationships in Irish vascular plants

    White, H. J., Gaul, W., Sadykova, D., León-Sánchez, L., Caplat, P., Emmerson, M. C. & Yearsley, J. M., 31 May 2019, In : PeerJ. 7, 5, 21 p., e7035.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    97 Downloads (Pure)

    Simulation model suggests that fire promotes lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) invasion in Patagonia

    Davis, K. T., Maxwell, B. D., Caplat, P., Pauchard, A. & Nuñez, M. A., 23 Mar 2019, In : Biological Invasions.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Best Poster at the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting

    Armstrong, Kerri-Ann (Recipient) & Caplat, Paul (Recipient), Dec 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Best student poster at British Ecological Society meeting 2019

    Armstrong, Kerri-Ann (Recipient), Eimear Rooney (Recipient), Helyar, Sarah (Recipient), Emmerson, Mark (Recipient) & Caplat, Paul (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • ResTeach: teaching grant for postdoctoral fellows

    Caplat, Paul (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    SBS Assessment Working Group (External organisation)

    Paul Caplat (Advisor)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

    REF peer review process (Event)

    Paul Caplat (Reviewer)

    Jan 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Agence Nationale De La Recherche (External organisation)

    Paul Caplat (Board Member)

    Jan 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    PhD Internal Examiner

    Paul Caplat (Examiner)

    Jan 2020

    Activity: Examination typesOther examination

    2nd Irish Ecological Association Conference

    Paul Caplat (Presenter)

    11 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation