Dr Karen Mustin
Location: Goddard Building 8, School of Biological Sciences
|Karen has particular interests in conservation and spatial population ecology, and her research focuses on the interactions between anthropogenic activities and biodiversity conservation. Specific foci include the impacts of climate change on species distribution, connectivity restoration in fragmented habitats and the sustainability of recreational hunting from a socio-ecological perspective. Karen completed her PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2010.|
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Mustin, K., Dytham, C., Benton, T.G. & Travis, J.M.J. (online early) Red noise increases extinction risk during rapid climate change. Diversity and Distributions DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12038.
Tulloch, A.I.T., Mustin, K., Possingham, H.P., Szabo, J.K. and Wilson, K.A. (online early) To boldly go where no volunteer has gone before: predicting volunteer activity to prioritise surveys at the landscape scale. Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00947.x.
Travis, J.M.J., Mustin, K., Barton, K.A., Benton, T.G., Bonte, D. Delgado, M.M., Dytham, C. Hovestadt, T., Meier, C., Palmer, S.C.F., Turlure, C., & Clobert, J., (2012) Modelling dispersal: an eco-evolutionary framework incorporating emigration, movement, settlement behaviour and the multiple costs involved. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3, 628-641.
Bonte D., Van Dyck H., Bullock J., Coulon A., Delgado M., Gibbs M., Lehouck V., Matthysen E., Mustin K., Saastamoinen M., Schtickzelle N., Stevens V., Vandewoestijne S., Baguette M., Barton K., Benton T., Clobert J., Dytham C., Hovestadt T., Meier C, Palmer S., Turlure C. and J. Travis. (2012) Costs of dispersal. Biological Reviews 87, 290-312.
Mustin,K., Newey, S. and Slee, W. (2010) The local and regional economic impacts of sport shooting in the Highlands of Scotland. In “The economic role of hunting tourism – examples from Northern areas”, Matilainen, A. and Keskinarkaus, S. (eds), Ruralia Institute Reports 64, University of Helsinki.
Mustin, K., Benton, T.G., Dytham, C. & Travis, J.M.J. (2009) The dynamics of climate-induced range shifting; perspectives from simulation modelling. Oikos 118, 131-137.
Travis, J.M.J, Mustin, K., Benton, T.G. & Dytham, C. (2009) Accelerating invasion rates result from the evolution of density-dependent dispersal. Journal of Theoretical Biology 259, 151-158.
Mustin, K., Sutherland, W.J., & Gill, J.A. (2007) The complexity of predicting climate-induced ecological impacts. Climate Research 35, 165-175.