The Measurement of Biological Diversity

St Andrews is a world-leader in the development and deployment of statistical techniques for estimating and measuring biodiversity, across populations and communities of a staggering array of organisms. We measure and seek to understand genetic diversity across different levels of populations, communities, and ecosystems.

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Prof. Anne Magurran
Dr. Maria Dornelas

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Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Camacho-Cervantes, M, Ojanguren, AF, Domínguez-Domínguez, O & Magurran, AE 2018, 'Sociability between invasive guppies and native topminnows' PLoS One, vol 13, no. 2, e0192539. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192539
Kotrschal, A, Deacon, AE, Magurran, AE & Kolm, N 2017, 'Predation pressure shapes brain anatomy in the wild' Evolutionary Ecology, vol 31, no. 5, pp. 619–633. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-017-9901-8
Negrão, R, Sampaio-e-Silva, T, Rocha Kortz, A, Magurran, A & Silva Matos , DM 2017, 'An endangered tree fern increases beta-diversity at a fine scale in the Atlantic Forest Ecosystem' Flora, vol 234, pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.flora.2017.05.020