• Global conservation priorities

    The ability to adequately protect the natural capital largely depends on the capacity to identify gaps, recognize needs, take action and evaluate the efficiency of conservation initiatives

    The ability to adequately protect the natural capital largely depends on the capacity to identify gaps, recognize needs, take action and evaluate the efficiency of conservation initiatives. In a dynamic and uncertain world, the necessity to identify and account for potential drivers of change, develop flexible conservation schemes, and prioritize management efforts could contribute towards the efficient protection of global biodiversity and ecosystem services. Our active areas of research include:

     

    • Developing of integrated biological and socioeconomic models
    • Prioritizing conservation efforts
    • Assessing the impacts of spatial, temporal and administrative scales upon conservation initiatives and efficiency
    • Developing methodological frameworks for supporting European Union conservation policy
    • Incorporating Natural security risks into conservation and management schemes

     

    Indicative publications

    • Halley, J.M., Monokrousos, N., Mazaris A.D., Newmark, W.D., Vokou, D. 2016. Dynamics of extinction debt across five taxonomic groups. Nature Communications 7, 12283
    • Mazaris, A.D., Papanikolaou, A.D., Barbet-Massin, M., Kallimanis A.S., Jiguet, F., Schmeller, D., Pantis, J.D. 2013.Evaluating the connectivity of a protected areas’ network under the prism of global change: The efficiency of the European Natura 2000 network for four birds of prey. Plos One1371/journal. pone.0059640
    • Mazaris, A. D., Kallimanis, A. S., Tzanopoulos, J., Sgardelis, S. P., Pantis, J. D. 2010. Can we predict the number of plant species from the richness of a few common genera, families or orders? Journal of Applied Ecology 47, 662-670

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