Abstract: This presentation summarizes the main findings of the Future of Marine Animal Populations project which was part of 10-year long Census of Marine Life program. Here I described our work towards describing global biodiversity patterns and their underlying processes. We also analyze the effectiveness of biodiversity protection and the future of biodiversity in light of looming environmental threats.
Biography: Dr. Camilo Mora is Associate Professor University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii. As post-doctoral fellow and researcher with the Census of Marine Life’s Future of Marine Animal Populations project, Camilo carried out research and analyses on the causes and consequences of marine biodiversity change. He collaborated widely with other Census projects, and worked at three different institutions: Dalhousie University, SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego and University of Auckland. His research interests include biogeography, threats to biodiversity, global conservation assessments and methods for macroecology. His lab focuses on interconnected lines of research aimed to understand how biodiversity patterns are generated and modified by human activities and in the process identifying the conditions where suitable conditions for both, humans and biodiversity, are met.