Miguel Bastos

Miguel Bastos


Miguel B. Araújo (Brussels, 1969) authored over 140 publications in internationally refereed journals and books. Several studies were published in journals such as Nature, Science, and PNAS.

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Recently, he received the IBS (International Biogeography Society) MacArthur & Wilson Award (2013), given to an individual ‘for notable, innovative contributions to biogeography at an early stage in their career’.

Prof. Araújo serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Ecography and associate editor of the Journal of Biogeography, and is member of the scientific committee of DIVERSITAS’ bioDISCOVERY programme. He also contributed to the IV IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) report (Peace Nobel Prize 2007).

Prof. Araújo has a wide range of interests in biogeography, conservation planning, global change biology, and macroecology. Earlier work included the development of reserve-selection techniques that minimise species extinctions within reserves. He demonstrated that proposed techniques can improve persistence of species, with regards to conventional approaches. More recently, niche models have been used to investigate impacts of climate change on species’ distributions. The goal is to better understand the sources of uncertainty in models and to propose approaches to reduce them. Currently, research focuses on the history of global climates during the historical record and how these affected current patterns of species richness.

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