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All life on Earth has a spatial context and associated environmental conditions that contextualize its evolution, ecology and potential exposure to human-induced global change. The genetic and phenotypic make-up of populations, their connectivity, the distribution of species and their attributes, the composition of communities and the relative importance of biotic factors in structuring them -all are critically determined by the specific geographic and abiotic setting. The biosphere's environmental gradients are now rapidly changing and perturbing these interrelationships, with exact consequences depending on e.g. patterns and opportunities for dispersal, adaptation, and community reassembly. The spatial and environmental context of biodiversity thus provides a unifying theme to the disciplines of ecology, evolution and paleontology, and presents pressing new questions.

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Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation at a Global Scale Yale University

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All life on Earth has a spatial context and associated environmental conditions that contextualize its evolution, ecology and potential exposure to human-induced global change. The genetic and phenotypic make-up of populations, their connectivity, the distribution of species and their attributes, the composition of communities and the relative importance of biotic factors in structuring them -all are critically determined by the specific geographic and abiotic setting. The biosphere's environmental gradients are now rapidly changing and perturbing these interrelationships, with exact consequences depending on e.g. patterns and opportunities for dispersal, adaptation, and community reassembly. The spatial and environmental context of biodiversity thus provides a unifying theme to the disciplines of ecology, evolution and paleontology, and presents pressing new questions.

Album art for this collection incorporates an image used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
This image was originally posted to Flickr by USFWS Pacific at http://flickr.com/photos/52133016@N08/5565696408.

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    Introduction to Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation at a Global Scale

    Introduction to Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation at a Global Scale

    Prof. Walter Jetz, Yale University, delivers the introduction to the Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation at a Global Scale Seminar.

    • 5 min
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    Informing Bird Conservation at Multiple Spatial Scales Through a Broad-Scale Volunteer Monitoring Network

    Informing Bird Conservation at Multiple Spatial Scales Through a Broad-Scale Volunteer Monitoring Network

    Steve Kelling delivers a talk entitled, "Informing Bird Conservation at Multiple Spatial Scales Through a Broad-Scale Volunteer Monitoring Network" at the Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation seminar hosted by the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies.

    • 35 min
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    Tracking Global Biodiversity Change in Space and Time

    Tracking Global Biodiversity Change in Space and Time

    Ben Collen explains the ways biodiversity loss has been monitored and discusses novel approaches.

    • 31 min
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    Mammal Conservation from Local to Global Scale

    Mammal Conservation from Local to Global Scale

    Mammal Conservation from Local to Global Scale

    • 26 min
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    Global Conservation

    Global Conservation

    Jon Hoekstra explains the history of global conservation and the "pivot" that the conservation community must make to adapt to scientific, political, and sociological changes.

    • 33 min
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    The Map of Life Project

    The Map of Life Project

    Walter Jetz showcases the Map of Life project, a collaborative academic effort to help mobilize and bring together different species distribution data types and sources, providing model-based integration and a system for the community to build upon this knowledge.

    • 39 min

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