In the academic year 2020-2021 the following professors will be visiting our department:
Senior lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Ecology and Genetics, Plant Ecology and Evolution, Uppsala University (Sweden)
Period: April-June 2021
Host: Laura Parducci, Sabina Burrascano and Carlo Ricotta
Synthesis of joint research: Understanding how species geographic distributions shift in response to environmental change has critical relevance for understanding current patterns of plant biodiversity and implications of climate change. Reconstructing species past range shifts, monitoring modern biodiversity and assessing the magnitude and distribution of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities provide useful ways to gain insight to past and present biogeography of species and also to evaluate performance of species distribution models over time scales.