Event Details

Thursday, 03 May 2018 - Thursday, 03 May 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UQ Location:
Goddard Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

gabriella scata
0490 887 277
Org. Unit:
Marine Science

Event Description

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Hi everyone!

The Centre for Marine Science is going to have another fascinating Special Seminar next Thursday 3rd May in Goddard 257 at 1pm.

Our speaker is Dr Emiliano Trucchi, from the University of Ferrara, Italy.

The discussion will be on: Climate-driven range shifts in fragmented ecosystems

Range shift is the primary short-term response of species to rapid climate change but it is hampered by natural or anthropogenic habitat fragmentation. Fragmented habitats expose different critical areas of a species niche to heterogeneous environmental changes resulting in uncoupled effects. We present a predictive model of a species discontinuous distribution under climate change scenarios. We used i) accurate past and present demographic parameters inferred from a vast genomic dataset, ii) the result of long-term observations of fitness dynamics, and iii) an ensemble of 15 global coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models. Using a charismatic bioindicator of one of the most threatened ecosystems by global warming, the King penguin in the subantarctic ocean, our model predicts the disappearance of about 70% of the 1.6 million breeding pairs, and identifies potential future refugia which can be the focus of proactive conservation strategies. Our multidisciplinary approach opens novel opportunities for predicting the effect of global warming on species relying on spatially and ecologically distinct areas to complete their life-cycle (e.g., migratory animals, marine pelagic organisms, central-place foragers) and, in general, on species constrained in fragmented landscapes due to continuously-growing anthropogenic pressure.

We hope to see you there!

If you would like to present at one of our CMS Seminars please contact marine@uq.edu.au

The following seminar: 24th May - Dr Ross Robertson (Naos Marine Laboratory, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama). An Indo-Pacific damselfish in the Gulf of Mexico: how, when, where, why, what.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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