Finlands Akademi  
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Changes in species communities: role of climate change, human land use and community complexity
Sökande / Kontakt person Lehikoinen, Aleksi
Beslutnr 323527
Beslutsdatum 22.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 517 502
Beskrivning av projektet
Climate changes is expected to cause drastic changes in the nature and already now distribution areas and timing of species have shifted due to increased temperatures. This project investigates the impact of climate change and human land use on populations of species on a continental scale, using large-scale citizen science data of birds. More specifically, my research investigates how fast are changes in species’ populations and communities, what factors explain variation in the rate of change vary between areas and species and what is the role of protected areas when climate shifts species distribution areas. The results of the study not only provide important knowledge how communities and species with the communities are responding to climate change, but it also evaluate of the effectiveness of conservation actions to mitigate impacts of climate change.