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Rahil Amin

PhD Candidate

Room 349 , Life Science Building

Disentangling the drivers of beta-diversity

Habitat conversion and invasive species have caused major biodiversity diversity loss in Australia. For instance, since the European settlement, only 10% of the vegetation in Tasmanian Midlands remain due to intensive agricultural conversion. To maintain and restore biodiversity in human-impacted Tasmania, we need to understand the factors and processes that underlie spatial patterns of biodiversity. In my PhD, I will study and illustrate how environmental conditions (i.e., the degree of disturbance, productivity levels, and habitat connectivity) influence the spatial turnover in species composition (i.e.,β-diversity) via a broad-scale observational survey on Tasmania’s freshwater meta-communities.

Community assembly theory and restoration ecology are complementary fields since the first provides a conceptual foundation about the rules that govern species composition of local communities, and the second focuses on the reconstruction of biologically functioning communities. Therefore, I hope research would not only improve our knowledge of the processes controlling β-diversity but would also offer general guidance for conserving and restoring biodiversity in human-modified landscapes.

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Fields of Research

  • Global change biology (319902)
  • Biogeography and phylogeography (310402)

Research Objectives

  • Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments (180604)
  • Animal adaptation to climate change (109901)

Publications

Total publications

2

Journal Article

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Amin RJ, Buettel JC, Fielding MW, Vaughan PM, Brook BW, 'Hot, unpredictable weather interacts with land use to restrict the distribution of the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo', Emu pp. 1-10. ISSN 0158-4197 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01584197.2021.1952083 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Buettel JC; Fielding MW; Vaughan PM; Brook BW

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2021Barlow MM, Johnson CN, McDowell MC, Fielding MW, Amin RJ, et al., 'Species distribution models for conservation: identifying translocation sites for eastern quolls under climate change', Global Ecology and Conservation Article e01735. ISSN 2351-9894 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01735 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barlow MM; Johnson CN; McDowell MC; Fielding MW

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