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


Lab News

New lab paper published on the worlds most evolutionary distinct birds - a new framework for conservation.

Thu, 04/10/2014

See press coverage on the Map of Life: http://www.mol.org/news/mol-press...

Graduate Student Katherine Mertes Awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Fri, 03/28/2014

Our lab would like to offer belated congratulations to Katherine Mertes for receiving the 2012 Nasa Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF). 17% of the NESSF's awarded in 2012 were given to...

Spatial scaling of functional structure in bird and mammal assemblages

Mon, 04/01/2013

Walter Jetz and former postdoc Jonathan Belmaker have published a paper examining the spatial scaling of functional structure[1]....