Conservation biology and behaviour: from frog perspective to a bird´s eye view
2014 (English)In: 10th Ecology & Behaviour meeting, Montpellier, Frankrike, 12-16/5, 2014: program and abstracts, 2014, 37- p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
My plenary will explore the historical and ecological roots of the subdisciplines ≪conservation biology≫ and ≪behavioural ecology≫, which together make up the backbone of this session. Based on arguments about moral and factual necessities to halt biodiversity loss, I will discuss why, how and to what extent conservation biology and behavioural ecology have come to merge. I will highlight how this has affected conservation efforts in a variety of contexts and geographic settings. In doing so, most of my examples of successful integration between these research fields concern amphibians, reptiles and birds, spanning a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. My emphasis will be more on the conceptual cross-fertilization between the research fields than on the technical development permitting it. Rapid deterioration and reduction of natural habitats crucial for upholding biodiversity provides a backdrop for an analysis of research needs and a horizon scan of further integration of conservation and the study of animal behavior.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 37- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16075OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-16075DiVA: diva2:974324
10th Ecology & Behaviour meeting, Montpellier, Frankrike, 12-16/5, 2014