‘Losing the network. The role of threatened plants in the conservation of global diversity (PERDIVER)’

Grants for research teams

Ecology and Conservation Biology


The planet Earth is at a historical crossroads due to the accelerating loss of species. The many and varied interactions within the ecological network they form part of means that each species contributes to the maintenance of biodiversity ‘packets’. The goals of this project are to make an extensive comparison of the demographic parameters of threatened and common species, and to evaluate the implications of population decline for the diversity of interacting species.