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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

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...
August 14, 2018
The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space, or ICARUS, will be flying closer to the sun than ever when a pair of Russian cosmonauts installs the antennae...
Insectivorous birds such as this Prairie warbler (Setophaga discolor) showed the most drastic declines across all geographic scales, from local to continental. (Photo credit: Julie Hart)
July 2, 2018
Jarzyna and Jetz studied 50 years of data on nesting birds in North America and tracked biodiversity changes on a local, regional, and continental scale. They found...
May 9, 2018
On May 2, Yale launched the Max Planck–Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change with a daylong symposium. The center, a partnership with the Max Planck Society...
March 26, 2018
Our study in Nature Ecology and Evolution presents a new phylogeny addressing nearly all extant, known amphibian species and evaluates patterns evolutionary distinctness and...