Biodiversity & Ecological Interactions

This theme involves the study of the inter-relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem processes, from genetic to ecosystem and landscape scales. BRAES researchers working under this theme study diverse questions related to community assembly, invasive species, population dynamics and ecological connectivity, for example. The fundamental work carried out under this theme provides the scientific foundation for conservation, restoration, and management efforts and for understanding relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem services provisioning.


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