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.
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