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Shahid Naeem

Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology Department
Office: 
10th Floor, Schermerhorn Extension
Email: 
sn2121@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-4499
Fax: 
212-854-8188
Appointments
  • Director of Science, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES)
Biography

Shahid Naeem studies the ecological and environmental consequences of biodiversity loss. He is interested in how changes in the distribution and abundance of plants, animals, and microbes, affect how ecosystems function and, by extension, how ecosystems services are affected. His work combines theoretical, observational, and experimental studies under field and laboratory conditions, to uncover the mechanistic bases for the impacts of biodiversity loss on ecosystems. His work has demonstrated how the loss of species from ecosystems affect their ability to resist invasion by other species, affect production and nutrient cycling, and affect the reliability and stability of ecosystems. He is actively involved in bringing the science of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning to conservation, restoration, and policy development.

Research & Other Works
Article
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Multi-Functionality: Observed Relationships in Smallholder Fallows in Western Kenya
Article
Trait-dependent response of dung beetle populations to tropical forest conversion at local and regional scales
Presentation
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Conservation
 

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