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 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


Yale press release: ...

New lab paper comparing predictors of global richnessn now online

Wed, 05/06/2015

New lab study online at Ecology Letters 

Using a complete species level...

Future Earth symposium: Global Biodiversity Monitoring

Mon, 05/04/2015

For latest information and agenda, see: http://www.yale.edu/ycei/futureearth/

This symposium,...

Nate Upham and Ryan Powers join Lab

Wed, 04/15/2015

Ryan is a freshly minted PhD from Nicholas Coops' excellent remote sensing and ecology lab in UBC. He is joining the larger Map of Life research team and plans to tackle past and future...

Congrats: two lab members accept faculty positions

Mon, 02/02/2015

Postdoc Adam Wilson has accepted an assistant professor position in ‘global environmental change’ in the...