EcolChange seminar – Aurèle Toussaint about traits on global scale

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange

Speaker: Aurèle Toussaint is a research fellow in the Macroecology group at the University of Tartu. He is working on the functional diversity and its vulnerability in a context of biodiversity crisis. Using databases of traits for more than 80,000 species across five taxonomic groups (plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater fishes), he will show how the loss of vulnerable species will affect the functional diversity globally and across biogeographical realm.

Title of the talk: Global functional spectra of plants and vertebrates

Time: Thursday, 27. February 2020 at 14.15

Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium)

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