The diversity of population responses to environmental change

The current extinction and climate change crises pressure us to predict population dynamics with ever-greater accuracy.

In the paper “The diversity of population responses to environmental change” published in the journal Ecology Letters scientists used inferences, simulations, and mathematical derivations to explore how environmental perturbations determine population growth rates for populations with different age-specific demographic rates and when ages are reduced to stages.

They used long-term individual-based data collected from 24 vertebrate species to assess the diversity of age-trajectories of mortality in wild populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

The research was led by Professor Fernando Colchero, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark / Interdisciplinary Center on Population Dynamics, University of Southern Denmark together with 31 co-authors, including Species360 Director of Science, Prof. Dalia A. Conde

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