Our work is interdisciplinary and combines elements of biogeography, community ecology, landscape ecology, macroecology, global change ecology, evolution, comparative biology, biodiversity informatics and conservation. We use mostly terrestrial vertebrates and plants as study systems. In its sum, our research attempts to integrate across scales of geography and ecological organization - from global to local assemblages. 

Lab News

New lab paper on near-global freshwater environmental variables

Sat, 12/12/2015

A new study by Sami Domisch, Giuseppe Amatulli and Walter Jetz in Scientific Data provide near-...

New paper on the decline of biodiversity due to area loss

Tue, 11/17/2015

A new study by former postdoc Petr Keil and Walter Jetz in Nature Communications details...

New study on spatial biodiversity data gaps

Tue, 09/08/2015

A new study by the Map of Life team and colaborators in Nature Communications provides a...

New study characterizing global fine-grain habitat heterogeneity for biodiversity modeling

Mon, 08/10/2015

A new study conducted by Mao-Ning...

New lab study: Changes in birds' ranges may greatly affect ecosystems

Thu, 06/11/2015

A new study by former postdoc Morgane Barbet-Massin and Walter Jetz illustrates the vast functional...

Map of Life app is live!

Fri, 05/15/2015

15,000 downloads in first few weeks. For more info see: https://mol.org/mobile


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