PhD candidate, biodiversity conservation and climate change, The University of Queensland
Jasmine has just commenced her PhD with Richard Fuller, Aleks Terauds (AAD), Justine Shaw (UQ/AAD) and Iadine Chades (CSIRO). Her PhD will focus on conserving biodiversity in the Antarctic under climate change. In particular Jasmine’s project will look at how the distributions of species in ice-free areas will be affected by climate and other threats, such as invasive species and tourism. The next stage will incorporate this information into a prioritisation of protected areas and climate adaptation actions.
Just 20 countries are home to 94% of the worlds remaining wilderness, excluding the high seas and Antarctica, according to our new global wilderness map, published today in Nature. A century ago, wilderness extended...