Toward a global, integrative biodiversity science

21 May 2015, 4.00 PM - 21 May 2015, 5.00 PM

LSB seminar room, G13/G14, Life Sciences Building

Walter Jetz (Yale) will be giving this lecture.


Much of the inference in broad-scale ecology, biogeography and macroevolution is constrained by the breadth, representativeness, and scale-appropriateness of available information. Recent growth in the phylogenetic and trait data for whole clades together with information on spatial and environmental associations of species now enable a more general, cross-scale, integrative perspective. I will illustrate, for terrestrial vertebrates worldwide, some of the new basic and applied research opportunities arising from an integration of these different dimensions of biodiversity at a global scale.

Note: This event is only open to University of Bristol staff and students.

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