Past & present impacts of humans on biodiversity
Anthropogenic pressures on natural systems resulted in current global extinction crisis and could affect the abilities of ecosystems to provide our society with goods and services. Limiting the long-term impacts of such changes depends on our understanding of species/ecosystem responses and resilience to the drivers of the change. My work aims to understand how patterns of past biodiversity loss relate to current extinction threat, which could improve predictions of future species declines and guide conservation efforts. I also seek to provide new perspectives in our understanding of the impacts of human-driven habitat change (e.g., habitat fragmentation) on biodiversity in this day and age.
- Impacts of habitat fragmentation on plant-animal mutualistic networks and seed dispersal services