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A Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies sponsored research program

The Yale Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC) Center is an interdisciplinary hub for research and education. Its activities and events link scientists, students, and practitioners – at Yale and beyond – who are engaged in the environmental, biological, informatics, policy, or health aspects and implications of global biodiversity change. The Center is sponsored by the Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies (YIBS).

Program News

Event Date:
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
A variety of models have been developed to map the distribution, occupancy, and abundance of species across space. In this talk, I will discuss a relatively new model which...

Program News

Latitudinal diversity gradients (LDGs), with species richness peaking in the tropics and tailing off towards the poles, form one of global biodiversity’s most remarkable ...
We’ll use a complete workflow - from data download to maps of predictions - to model a species’ geographic distributions (ranges). Goals include understanding: (1)...
We’ll use spatial data to introduce fundamental concepts for the R programming language and teach best coding practices useful for beginners and experienced alike. Goals...