EcoRe3 scientific goals


EcoRe3 is working to address the following scientific goals:

Theory

Develop innovative methods to measure and compare resistance, recovery and resilience using long-term ecological datasets.

Application

Use a series of high-resolution paleoecological records to test the use of these approaches in a range of environmental settings.

Training

Develop Open-Source code and provide training in these methods to enable widespread application across the ecological- and geo-sciences.

Integration

Identify future research priorities at the end of the three-year working group phase, with a particular emphasis on how to integrate the tools developed into (i) landscape planning and (ii) other ecological datasets.

ecore3 forest tundra

Forest-tundra transition boundary from Russia. Understanding the dynamics of such ecological boundaries from the long-term ecological record is a key goal for this working group. Photo: Jesse Morris.