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.



Lab News

Ignacio Quintero awarded SSB Research Award

Sun, 08/31/2014

2nd Year Graduate Student Ignacio Quintero has been awarded a Graduate Student Research Award from the Society of Systematic Biologists. Congrats, Ignacio!

Marta Jarzyna awarded YCEI Fellowship, joining group in Fall 2014

Sun, 08/31/2014

Marta Jarzyna has been awarded a YCEI Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on 'Impacts of Climate Change on Functional and Phylogenetic Vertebrate Assemblage Structure'.  Marta finished her...

New paper assessing the distribution and conservation of evolutionary distinctness in birds

Thu, 04/10/2014

Covered by Wired Magazin, New Scientist, BBC, Guardian etc. See examples of press coverage...