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Dr Trisos now directs the Climate Risk Lab (https://climaterisklab.com/) at the African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town. His research maps climate change risks to people and ecosystems, and combines insights from environmental and social sciences to understand how we can adapt to climate change risks. He has consulted on climate change risks for the World Bank and is an author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. You can watch a video of his research on biodiversity here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR7gKqThHqk&ab_channel=ChristopherTrisos.
I grew up in South Africa and completed my undergraduate degree in ecology and economics at the University of Cape Town. My core research interest is understanding biodiversity change. My PhD research at the University of Oxford used ecology and evolutionary biology to explain biodiversity patterns in South American birds. I recognise that environmental problems are also social problems, and enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams. My focus at SESYNC is to understand how changes in human systems are connected to changes in ecological systems.
|Functional traits reveal the expansion and packing of ecological niche space underlying an elevational diversity gradient in passerine birds||
Jan 06, 2016
Article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
|Phylogenetic community structure metrics and null models: A review with new methods and software||
Aug 29, 2015
Article published in Ecogeography: Pattern and Process in Ecology.