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Ecological uniformitarianism — help or hindrance to palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology and conservation biology?

2 July - 3 July

Following the success of a pump-priming event in 2022, this online meeting will reunite a diverse community of earth and life scientists to discuss the stability of ecological niches. Earth scientists have long taken the (pseudo-)uniformitarian view that niches are stable and hence that the environments of fossil organisms can be interpreted from the ecology of modern counterparts. Niche change is, however, demonstrated by many invasive species. Whether niches are stable or labile has major implications not only for interpreting past environments but also for predicting future communities in the face of ongoing climate and other environmental change.

Details

Start:
2 July
End:
3 July
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.palass.org/meetings-events/ecological-uniformitarianism

Venue

Online

Organiser

The Palaeontological Association