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. Our current projects include the Map of Life, the Global Bird Tree, and the Yale Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation Program.
- Walter Jetz, Principal Investigator
Spatial scaling of functional structure in bird and mammal assemblages
Walter Jetz and former postdoc Jonathan Belmaker have published a paper examining the spatial scaling of functional structure....
Essential Biodiversity Variables
Walter Jetz and others have published a paper in Science outlining the need to develop Essential Biodiversity Variables . EBVs facilitate the...
Downscaling of species distribution models: a hierarchical approach
Lab post-docs Petr Keil and Adam Wilson, along with Walter Jetz published a paper on hierarchical Bayesian models and downscaling in Methods in Ecology and Evolution...