Abstract: Human activities are currently causing a mass extinction and the resulting biodiversity loss is expected to affect ecosystem services, including agricultural production. Natural habitat destruction and fragmentation results in biodiversity loss occurring with a time delay. Such lagged ecological dynamics affect the long-term sustainability of social–ecological systems (SESs) that depend on a range of ecosystem services. I will present the results of a stylized model that couples the dynamics of biodiversity, technology, human demography and compliance with a social norm prescribing sustainable consumption.
References : Lafuite, A.-S., C. de Mazancourt, and M.Loreau. 2017. Delayed behavioural shifts undermine the sustainability of social–ecological systems. Proc. R. Soc. B 284:20171192.
Claire de Mazancourt : "My work aims at predicting the effects of biodiversity loss and other global changes on ecosystem functioning. I generate theoretical predictions of ecosystem functioning depending on component species, their diversity, their ecological interactions, as well as their evolutionary dynamics".
8th March 2018 at 5pm
Claire de MAZANCOURT
Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modeling, CNRS
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