Climate change, land use change, invasive species, and other large-scale disturbances are altering ecosystems globally and at an accelerating rate. Documenting, understanding, forecasting, and mitigating the ecological impacts of global change are key challenges of the 21st century, and necessary for the preservation of ecosystem services, the conservation of endangered species, and the control of pests, diseases, and invasives. Members of the Molnár Lab combine mathematical and statistical modelling with field data collection and the analysis of existing long-term datasets to identify the mechanisms driving change, forecast likely future impacts of global change, and propose mitigation strategies to address conservation and wildlife health concerns. We take a global perspective and work on a variety of systems, ranging from the High Arctic to the tropical rainforests of Central America, with current efforts primarily focusing on global change impacts on large mammals and global change impacts on parasitism and disease spread.
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- Winter ticks in Yukon: new article by Emily Chenery in Parasites & Vectors November 17, 2020
- Where do polar bears get their parasites from? Read Stephanie Penk’s new article in Oikos. October 12, 2020
- Fasting season length sets temporal limits for global polar bear persistence. July 20, 2020
- How to make predictive modelling ART (accurate, reliable, transparent)? Korryn Bodner tells us in her new Ecosphere article. June 20, 2020
- When animals migrate they take their parasites with them – or not. Stephanie Peacock unravels some of these complexities in her new PNAS article. June 2, 2020