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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.
Spatial ecology; Macroecology; Landscape ecology; Invasion biology; Population biology; Bayesian Inference; Individual-based models; trees; birds;
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.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Gaul, W., Sadykova, D., White, H. J., León‐Sánchez, L., Caplat, P., Emmerson, M. C. & Yearsley, J. M., Oct 2022, In: Diversity and Distributions. 28, 10, p. 2171-2186
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Moyano, J., Zamora-Nasca, L. B., Caplat, P., García-Díaz, P., Langdon, B., Lambin, X., Montti, L., Pauchard, A. & Nuñez, M. A., 01 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Environmental Management. 325, Pt B, 116480.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
To fly or not to fly? Comparing vantage point and uncrewed aerial vehicle surveys for assessments of seabird abundance and fine-scale distributionCostagliola-Ray, M. M., Lieber, L., Nimmo-Smith, W. A. M., Masden, E. A., Caplat, P., Wilson, J. & O'Hanlon, N. J., 01 Nov 2022, In: Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 97, 106906.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Brown, T. L., Airs, P. M., Porter, S., Caplat, P. & Morgan, E. R., 04 May 2022, (Early online date) In: Biology Letters. 18, 10 p., 20220057.
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Aerial invertebrate functional groups respond to landscape composition with only detritivores and predators responding to agri-environment scheme managementArnott, A., Reid, N., Caplat, P. & Emmerson, M., 01 Dec 2021, In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 322, 11 p., 107664.
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Scott, Lorraine (Recipient), Reid, Neil (Recipient), Emmerson, Mark (Recipient), Dick, Jaimie Thomas Allan (Recipient), Riddell, G. (Recipient), Marks, Nikki (Recipient), Houghton, Jonathan (Recipient), Collins, Patrick (Recipient), Helyar, Sarah (Recipient), Caplat, Paul (Recipient), Sigwart, Julia (Recipient) & Scantlebury, Michael (Recipient), 2021
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
SMDBS Representative at the Panel Discussion - International Women's Day - Organised by Gender Equality Committee
Erin Davidson (Member of programme committee), Deirdre Gilpin (Member of programme committee), Maria Healy (Member of programme committee), Mark Linden (Member of programme committee), Eiman Abdel Meguid (Member of programme committee), Sean Roe (Member of programme committee), Gillian Riddell (Member of programme committee), Philip Dunne (Member of programme committee), Maeve McAllister (Member of programme committee) & Paul Caplat (Member of programme committee)08 Mar 2021 → 11 Mar 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Sean Roe (Organiser), Paul Caplat (Member of the organising committee), Erin Davidson (Member of the organising committee), Maria Healy (Member of the organising committee), Mark Linden (Member of the organising committee), Simon McDade (Member of the organising committee), Declan McLaughlin (Member of the organising committee) & Paul Mullan (Member of the organising committee)19 Nov 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in Festival/Exhibition