Dr Tim Newbold will be talking about PREDICTS at the 2012 annual meeting of the British Ecological Society.

Taxonomic and functional patterns in the response of species to land-use change

Land-use change is the primary driver of biodiversity loss. Different taxonomic and functional groups of organisms respond differently to land-use change, with implications for ecosystem structure and function. We illustrate taxonomic and functional patterns in responses to land-use using the global database on community abundance composition of the PREDICTS (Predicting Responses of Ecological Diversity to Change in Terrestrial Systems) project.