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

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...

Ignacio Quintero awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

Tue, 04/01/2014
Walter Jetz

Jetz Lab student Ignacio Quintero has won a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Bird tree visualization exhibited at British Library

Wed, 03/05/2014

Lab bird tree (Jetz et al. Nature 2012) one...