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New Scheffers lab research on wildlife trade covered by Science and The Guardian

Our group collaborated with the Edwards Lab at the University of Sheffield and other colleagues to produce a global-scale meta-analysis on how wildlife trade impacts reptile, bird, and mammal populations. The study highlights that although wildlife trade has been considered sustainable in some instances, many species subjected to trade have severely declined or disappeared. Read the Science or The Guardian coverage, as well as the paper here.

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Persecuting, protecting, or ignoring biodiversity under climate change

Scheffers publishes in Nature Climate Change on the historical archetypes of managing species redistribution and how we might learn from the past to help guide future management of species redistribution under climate change. Featured in article by Jenny Morber of Ensia here

Scheffers Lab Members attend Forest Microclimate Workshop

Building on a collaboration that yielded a global synthesis of forest temperature data, several members of the Scheffers group...

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Wildlife Trade Entangles Nearly a Fifth of the Planet’s Vertebrate Animals

Scientific American covers the lab's research on the impact of wildlife trafficking:

Scheffers Lab publication in Top Ten most featured Climate Change Papers of 2016

Scheffers et al. 2016 was featured by Carbon Brief as on of the most impactful climate papers of the year:

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Scheffers lab PhD student's research covered by Nature Climate Change and other outlets

J. Alex Baecher led a paper on the role of climate change and invasive species on community dynamics of native treefrogs. You can read the  Nature Climate Change Research Highlight or other media articles: 

See the original publication here​

Flattening of forests - how climate change might simplify (flatten) complex rainforests

Ed Basham and Brett Scheffers publish their work from the rainforest canopies of Panama in Journal of Biogeography The layering of animal communities from ground-to-canopy collapses under seasonal shifts in climate. Work from 2019 published in Ecography, which tested this theory globally, confirms that climate change may push animals out of the trees, as treetops become too hot and dry to live in. See a great article by Joan Meiners in MassiveScience.

Ed catches some cool frogs on big trees in Panama

Ed Basham's tarzan-esque canopy research was research in the UF IFAS blog:

National Geographic covers Lab Research

A recent article by National Geographic details Scheffers lab paper recently published in Science on the global wildlife trade

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Dave Klinges publishes new article: eDNA to fight wildlife trafficking

Lab member Dave Klinges' piece in Mongabay covers how ecologists have used eDNA to track where wildlife are illegally traded:

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