• Jetz Lab

Jetz Lab

Work in our laboratory addresses the patterns and processes behind the distribution of species and their traits in space and time. We are particularly interested in the scale-dependence of both evidence and mechanism in biodiversity science, and how environment as well as ecological and macroevolutionary mechanisms combine to determine the co-occurrence of species and the structure of species assemblages. We aim to use this as a basis for assessing the fate of biodiversity and its functions under global change. We work with a variety of systems, both animals and plants, and have been particularly active in addressing birds and terrestrial vertebrates.