Dr Stephen Palmer
B.Sc.(hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.
1996-2007 - NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory
1995-1996 - The Macaulay Land Use Research institute, Aberdeen
1991-1995 - University of Oxford, based at The Institute of Terrestrial Ecology,
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- Functional connectivity in fragmented landscapes
- Range shifting in response to environmental change
- Modelling dispersal and its demographic consequences
- Development and application of individual-based simulation models
The main focus of my current research involves modelling the dispersal of organisms (mostly animals) and its consequences in terms of demographics and functional connectivity between populations in fragmented landscapes.
Principally, I use spatially explicit individual-based simulation models to address these issues. In particular, I have been involved in the development of the Stochastic Movement Simulator (SMS), a simple algorithm for representing movement on a cell-based cost surface subject to limited perceptual range, and RangeShifter, a modelling platform which combines a number of demographic and dispersal models (including SMS).
I am now developing RangShifter further to apply it to the adaptive management of non-native invasive species, with particular focus on species in Latin America.
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RangeShiftR: an R package for individual-based simulation of spatial eco-evolutionary dynamics and species' responses to environmental changesEcographyContributions to Journals: Articles
Predicting the outcomes of management strategies for controlling invasive river fishes using individual-based modelsJournal of Applied EcologyContributions to Journals: Articles
Reducing persecution is more effective for restoring large carnivores than restoring their preyEcological Applications, vol. 31, no. 5, e2338Contributions to Journals: Articles
Prioritising conservation actions for biodiversity: lessening the impact from habitat fragmentation and climate changeBiological Conservation, vol. 252, 108819Contributions to Journals: Articles
CONTAIN: Optimising the long-term management of invasive alien species using adaptive managementNeoBiota, vol. 59, pp. 119-138Contributions to Journals: Articles
Integrating an individual-based model with approximate Bayesian computation to predict the invasion of a freshwater fish provides insights into dispersal and range expansion dynamicsBiological Invasions, vol. 22, pp. 1461-1480Contributions to Journals: Articles
The role of the urban landscape on species with contrasting dispersal ability: Insights from greening plans for BarcelonaLandscape and Urban Planning, vol. 195, 103707Contributions to Journals: Articles
Improving reintroduction success in large carnivores through individual-based modelling: how to reintroduce Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) to ScotlandBiological Conservation, vol. 234, pp. 140-153Contributions to Journals: Articles
Coupled land use and ecological models reveal emergence and feedbacks in socio-ecological systemsEcography, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 814-825Contributions to Journals: Articles
Breeding bird species diversity across gradients of land use from forest to agriculture in EuropeEcography, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 1331-1344Contributions to Journals: Articles