Biodiversity patterns and processes
Biodiversity patterns were analysed on different levels of ecological organization and considering different spatial and temporal scales. A range of different promising methods has been developed for further analyses. A common goal was the investigation of processes during dispersal.
Conservation science is usually focused on at least one of the four ecological levels: genetics, demography, community assembly, and ecosystem functioning. However, questions on biodiversity patterns do not exclusively depend on the ecological, but also on the spatial scale. Considering different scaling issues, recommendations for how ecological processes should be accommodated by land managers and conservation planners are given in the following sections. This module is structured as follows:
Four levels of ecological organisation:
Addressing these topics, a range of different tools has been developed:
More information about the tools can be found here