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

Google Research Blog features Map of Life and Jetz Lab research

Thu, 01/08/2015

A new Google Research Blog, posted to ca. 1M subscribers, features a pre-relase...

New VertLife project will sprout a forest of family trees

Fri, 09/19/2014

A Yale-led effort to bring “big data” to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a new,...

Deploying lightweight GPS tags on hornbills in East Africa

Fri, 09/19/2014
KT Mertes

Walter Jetz, KT MertesBen Carlson...

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...