Biodiversity on a Changing Planet

No single definition of biodiversity exists. Researchers are still working to understand biodiversity’s taxonomic, phylogenetic, genetic, and functional aspects. Our work aims to improve understanding of relationships among different aspects of biodiversity in our study systems, how these relationships are altered by changing environments, and how these changes to biodiversity in turn impact emergent ecosystem processes.


  • Paleo-to-neo reconstruction of disturbance: a 4000-year record in the Klamath mountains
  • Understanding biocomplexity in mangrove ecosystems through an ecoinformatics approach
  • Rates, patterns, and drivers of tree mortality in California forests
  • Loss of Borneo’s great nomad? Movement ecology of the threatened bearded pig in fragmented forest-oil palm mosaics