Karen Richardson

Research Associate
Department of Geography
McGill University
805 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal , Quebec H3A 2K6

Tel: (514) 398-4944
Fax: (514) 398-7437
Email: karen.richardson@mcgill.ca

 

Research Interests

My primary research interests are:

 

Current Research

My current research has two main themes:

 

Current graduate student research topics

 

Publications

Funk, V.A., K.S. Richardson, S. Ferrier. Survey-gap analysis in expeditionary research: Where do we go from here ? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 85:549-567.

Ferrier, S., George V.N. Powell, K.S. Richardson, G. Manion, J.M. Overton, T.F. Allnutt, S.E. Cameron, K. Mantle, N.D. Burgess, D.P. Faith, J.F. Lamoreux, G. Kier, R.J. Hijmans, V.A. Funk, G.A. Cassis, B.L. Fisher, P. Flemons, D. Lees, J.C. Lovett and R.S.A.R Van Rompaey . Mapping more of terrestrial biodiversity for Global Conservation assessment: A new approach to integrating disparate sources of biological and environmental data. BioScience 54 (12): 1101-1109.

J. Carwardine, W.A. Rochester, K.S. Richardson, K. Williams, R.L. Pressey and H.P. Possingham. Assessing irreplaceability values for biodiversity: does the method matter? Accepted in Ecological Applications.

Funk, V.A. and K.S. Richardson. 2002. Systematic data in biodiversity studies: use it or lose it. Syst. Biol. 51(2): 303-316.

Funk, V.A., A.K. Sakai and K.S. Richardson . 2002. Biodiversity: The interface between systematics and conservation. Syst. Biol. 51(2): 2353-237.

Moritz, C., K.S. Richardson, S. Ferrier, G. B. Monteith, J. Stanisic, S.E. Williams and T. Whiffin. 2001. Biogeographic concordance and efficiency of taxon indicators for establishing conservation priority in a tropical rainforest biota. Proc. Roy Soc. Lond. B 268:1875-1881.

Dimitrakopoulos, R and K.S. Richardson 2000. Sustainable mineral development and environmental conservation: A framework for decision-making. In: Singhal and Mehrotra (eds.) Environmental Issues and Management of waste in energy and mineral production. pp. 29-34. Balkema, Rotterdam

K.S. Richardson and V.A. Funk . 1999.An approach to designing a systematic protected area system in Guyana. Parks. 9:7-16.

Newcombe, K. and K. S. Richardson. 1994. A Technical Review of the GEF's Pilot Phase Biodiversity Investment Portfolio: Lessons for the Convention. In: A. Krattiger et al. Widening Perspectives on Biodiversity. International Academy of the Environment.

Richardson , K.S . 1992. Monitoring and Evaluation of GEF Biodiversity Projects. Technical Paper, Global Environment Facility, World Bank.

Grant, J.W.A., C.A. Chapman and K.S. Richardson 1992. Defended versus undefended home range size of carnivores, ungulates and primates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 31:149-161.

Chapman , C.A. , L.J. Chapman and K.S. Richardson . 1989. Sex-ratio in primates – a test of the local resource competition hypothesis. Oikos 56:132-134.

 

Recent papers presented

Ferrier, S., G. Manion, K. Mantle, G. Powell, T. Allnutt, N. Burgess, S. Palminteri, M. Dickerson, K. Richardson, J. Overton, S. Cameron, G. Kier, W. Küper, J. Mutke, J. Lamoreux, D. Faith, J. Lovett, M. Vargas, Q. Luke, R. van Rompeay, G. Schatz, B. Loiselle, V. Funk, D. Lees, C. Kremen, and B. Fisher . 2003. A Methodology for Analyzing Gaps in the World's Protected Area System using Environmental and Biogeographical Surrogates Calibrated with available Biodiversity Data. Vth IUCN World Parks Congress, 8-17 September, Durban, South Africa.

Powell, G., T. Allnutt, N. Burgess, S. Palminteri, M. Dickerson, S. Ferrier, G. Manion, K. Mantle, K. Richardson, M. Mcknight, J. Overton, S. Cameron, G. Kier, W. Küper, J. Mutke, J. Lamoreux, D. Faith, J. Lovett, M. Vargas, Q. Luke, R. van Rompeay, G. Schatz, B. Loiselle, V. Funk, D. Lees, C. Kremen, and B. Fisher . 2003. Addressing Data Needs and Data Gaps in an Assessment of the Representativeness of the World's Protected Area System for Poorly-Known. . Vth IUCN World Parks Congress, 8-17 September, Durban, South Africa.

MacKinnon, K. and K.S. Richardson . 2003 Linkages: Biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation- Findings from World Bank/GEF Biodiversity projects . Vth IUCN World Parks Congress, 8-17 September, Durban, South Africa.

Hollowell, T., V. A. Funk, K. Richardson, and S. Ferrier . 2003. Using GIS to apply museum collections data to biodiversity studies and conservation in Guyana. 23 rd Annual ESRI International User Conference, San Diego CA, 7-11 July. (poster).

Richardson , K.S., D. Faith, S. Ferrier and C. Margules . 2002. Beta diversity in the Wet Tropics: Bugs to Birds. Ecological Society of Australia Meeting, Cairns, 11-14 Dec.

Ford, A. and K.S. Richardson 2002. Seeing the Gaps for the Trees, Where are the Species Hiding ? Ecological Society of Australia Meeting, Cairns, 11-14 Dec. (poster)

Richardson, K. S. Surrogates for biodiversity: A comparison beNovember 16, 2006eting, Cairns 5-6 Dec.

 

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