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Deep Narayan Shah

 

Deep Narayan Shah

Ph.D. student

B1.2: MODELLING CLIMATE CHANGE-INDUCED SHIFTS IN ECOLOGICAL AND CLIMATIC NICHES FOR SELECTED MACROINVERTEBRATE SPECIES

Thesis "Aquatic Biodiversity Patterns along Climate Gradients for selected Macroinvertebrate Groups"

The climate history of different regions might have strongly influenced biodiversity patterns, e.g. due to differences in glaciation extent, refuge area accessibility and re-colonisation processes. The future climate is expected to change, again influencing the biodiversity patterns. Benthic invertebrates in streams in North America, Europe and Asia (particularly China) will be used to investigate these patterns by analyzing biodiversity along a climate gradient, and couple patterns to climate history. Based on these models, we will study potential migration routes and evasion areas for the taxa affected by future climate change. Cryptic diversity measures from additional genetic analysis will give further biodiversity estimates, which is especially interesting for less know Chinese taxa.

Education
MSc. Environment Science

Research Interests
Climate Change, Biodiversity patterns, Phylogeography, Population genetics, Biological traits, Niche modeling

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