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SNIC SUPR
Towards a process-based understanding of species diversity and species ranges
Dnr:

SNIC 2017/1-641

Type:

SNAC Medium

Principal Investigator:

Åke Brännström

Affiliation:

Umeå universitet

Start Date:

2018-01-01

End Date:

2019-01-01

Primary Classification:

10615: Evolutionary Biology

Secondary Classification:

10611: Ecology

Tertiary Classification:

10199: Other Mathematics

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Allocation

Abstract

Global biodiversity is the result of speciation, extinction, species interactions, and migration. For preserving endangered species and predicting ecological changes caused by human impacts, it is important to understand how these process of speciation determine species ranges and influence species diveristy. The aim of this project is to develop a process-based understanding of speciation and species ranges and to investigate how they are affected by environmental changes. Ecologically realistic models have been developed for this purpose, and these models will be systematically explored to gain deeper understanding.