Walter Jetz

Associate Professor

Address: 165 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06520-8106, USA
Phone: +1 (203)-432-7540
Email: walter.jetz@yale.edu

Walter is broadly interested in global biodiversity science. His research is interdisciplinary and combines elements of biogeography, community ecology, landscape ecology, macroecology, global change ecology, evolutionary and comparative biology, biodiversity informatics and conservation. Study systems include terrestrial vertebrates, in particular birds, and plants. Work in his research group attempts to integrate across scales of geographical, phylogenetic and ecological organization.

 

 

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Area of Interest

biogeography, community ecology, landscape ecology, macroecology, global change ecology, evolutionary and comparative biology, biodiversity informatics and conservation

Education

2002, D.Phil. Zoology. University of Oxford, UK. Title: Biodiversity of African birds. Advisor: Prof. P.H. Harvey FRS.

1997, M.Sc. Integrative Bioscience. University of Oxford, UK. Distinction.

1996, Pre-diploma Biology. University of Würzburg, Germany.

 

Professional Appointments

since 2012 Adjunct Associate Professor, School for Forestry and the Environment, Yale University

since 2009 Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University (tenured since 2011)

2008 - 2009, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego.

2004 - 2008, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego.

 

Service (selection):

Chair, Yale University Teaching, Learning and Advising Committee (2013-15)

Director, Yale Program in Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation (2013-)

Director of Postdoctoral Studies, EEB Department, Yale University (2014-15)

Steering Committee, Diversitas Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (2013-)

Lead PI, Future Earth Cluster on 'Biodiversity Monitoring, Prediction and Reporting' (2014-)

Member, IPBES Task Force on Data and Knowledge (2014-)

Member, GEO BON Implementation Committee (2014-)

Planning Committee Member, NASA 2015 Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Meeting (2015)