• School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Agroecology, Biological invasions, Colonization, Conservation biology, Demography, Dispersal & Migration, Ecological successions, Habitat selection, Landscape ecology, Macroecology, Population ecology, Species distributions, Statistical ecology, Terrestrial ecology
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PhD, SupAgro Montpellier 2006 Postdoctoral experience University of Guelph (2006-2008), University of Queensland (2009-2011) Research position Lund University (2012-present) Lecturer, Queen's University (2016-present)

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Using a large-scale biodiversity monitoring dataset to test the effectiveness of protected areas at conserving North-American breeding birds
Victor Cazalis, Soumaya Belghali, Ana S.L. Rodrigues

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Protected Areas effects on biodiversity: a test using bird data that hopefully will give ideas for much more studies to come

In the face of worldwide declines in biodiversity, evaluating the effectiveness of conservation practices is an absolute necessity. Protected Areas (PA) are a key tool for conservation, and the question “Are PA effective” has been on many a research agenda, as the introduction to this preprint will no doubt convince you. A challenge we face is that, until now, few studies have been explicitly designed to evaluate PA, and despite the rise of meta-analyses on the topic, our capacity to quantif...


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