[FRB-CESAB] From species to functions: towards a paradigm shift for biodiversity conservation?
The working group FREE, from the FRB’s Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB), invites you to Montpellier for a conference in English on Thursday the 16th of June 2022 at 2pm, entitled “From species to functions: towards a paradigm shift for biodiversity conservation?”
This conference will present a new facet of biological rarity – functional rarity – and will lay the foundations for biodiversity and rarity conservation policies, revisited in the light of functional ecology. The working group FREE has largely contributed to the development of the conceptual basis of functional rarity and has proposed global analyses attempting to identify areas of the globe with a significant proportion of ecologically unique species.
During this conference, a group of international researchers will discuss the direct and major implications of this research for biodiversity conservation policies.
16th June 2022
Room B2 – CNRS
1919 route de Mende
14:00 – 18:00
Amphi DR13 CNRS
1919 route de Mende
Pre-registration deadline 8th of April 2022 at midnight CEST
Registration deadline 31st May 2022 at midnight CEST
Registration for the conference and the workshop are mandatory. Note that the number of participants for the workshop is limited and your registration will be confirmed (or refused) in April after reviewing the applications.
9:00 – 12:30 Use of R packages that allows to calculate various functional rarity and diversity index and to map them
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 Introduction
Hélène SOUBELET (Director of the FRB)
Nicolas MOUQUET (Scientific director of the CESAB)
14:30 – 15:00 Introductif – Conservation of biodiversity through a functional lens
Cyrille VIOLLE (Cefe CNRS, Montpellier)
15:00 – 15:30 Practical applications of functional diversity and rarity to the definition of spatial conservation priorities – promises and limits
Ana RODRIGUES (Cefe CNRS, Montpellier)
15:30 – 16:00 The commonness of rarity: (big) data, theory, and implications for conservation
Brian ENQUIST (University of Arizona, USA)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee and tea break
16:30 – 17:00 The functional consequences of marine megafaunal extinctions
Catalina PIMENTO (University of Zurich)
17:00 – 17:30 The biogeography of functional rarity
David MOUILLOT (Marbec, University of Montpellier)
17:30 – 18:00 Conclusion
18:00 – 19:30 Cocktail