On 13 September, Aafke Schipper will be giving a seminar with the title Biodiversity modelling for policy support to our department. Her work centers on the development and application of large-scale biodiversity assessment models to understand past and future effects of anthropogenic activity on biodiversity globally, and she works on a wide range of taxa to do so.

Aafke Schippers

As an assistant professor at Radboud University and researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Aafke also informs policymakers on both the national and international level. Read about some of her current and future work on https://www.globio.info/ and https://www.ru.nl/en/research/research-news/vidi-grants-for-research-into-freshwater-fish-geometry-our-sense-of-smell-and-more, and join us for the first autumn seminar on Tuesday 12 September at 13:15 CEST via https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology!

Regina Lindborg, a Professor from Stockholm University will be giving a seminar entitled Biodiversity and ecosystem services from grasslands – towards a more sustainable agriculture on Tuesday 7 June 2022 at 13.15 CEST over zoom https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology.

Regina’s research focuses on the conservation of biodiversity, with a special focus on natural pastures, and how to combine the management of ecosystem services and the conservation of biodiversity with sustainable food production in the agricultural landscape. Regina works mainly with issues that are linked to landscape ecology and processes that concern large space and time scales such as changes in land use and the effects of climate change. Several of Regina’s studies are done in interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers from other disciplines, such as economics and cultural geography.

On March 8th at 13.15 (CET), KAU Biology doctoral candidate Jeff Marker will present his seminar on riparian functional diversity. Measuring biodiversity in an ecosystem is more than just counting species, it is essential that we understand exactly what effects those species have on their habitats and how they shape ecosystem processes. By looking at a combination of indices and pinpointing functional traits, Jeff will walk us through the effects of forested riparian buffer and forestry management on the functional diversity of riparian spiders and plants. Join the meeting on zoom via https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology