Welcome

Welcome

Work in our group addresses the patterns and processes behind the distribution of species and their traits in space and time. We are particularly interested in the scale-dependence of both evidence and mechanism in biodiversity science and how environment, ecological, and macroevolutionary mechanisms combine to determine the co-occurrence of species and the structure of assemblages. We aim to use this as basis for assessing the fate of biodiversity and its functions under global change. We work with a variety of systems, both animals and plants, but have to date been particularly active addressing birds and terrestrial vertebrates.

Lab News

June 12, 2019
“Life imitates Art,” was the bold claim of Oscar Wilde, “more than Art imitates Life”. However, what if Art imitates the Tree of Life?  That question was pursued by Jetz Lab...
May 10, 2019
NPR’s ‘Science Friday’ covered our involvment in the UN Biodiversity Report (IPBES Global Assessment) and our work on predicting amphibian extinction risk.  Listen to...
May 6, 2019
Frogs already knew it wasn’t easy being green, but the going just got a lot tougher for the 1,012 additional species of amphibians who have now been newly identified as at...
April 16, 2019
Brett Jesmer, a postdoctoral associate with the Max-Planck Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change, is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious George Mercer...
March 27, 2019
The outcome of a multi-year process developing a framework addressing Species Population Essential Biodiversity Variables is now published: Jetz, W., M. A. McGeoch, R....
March 4, 2019
Powers and Jetz use global decadal land-use projections to year 2070 for a range of shared socioeconomic pathways, to reveal important spatial and categorical insight into...
November 9, 2018
Ignacio Quintery successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Ignacio! And thanks to committee members Michael Donoghue, Bob Ricklefs, and Forrest Crawford! Ignacio...
September 1, 2018
Congratulations to lab postdoc Marta Jarzyna on her new Assistant Professor Position at Ohio State University. Check out her new lab addressing Macroecology, Global change...