Led by Miguel B. Araújo and David Vieites, the Integrative Biogeography and Global Change group brings together researchers and students who seek to further understanding in the fields of biogeography, conservation biology, evolution, global change biology, and macroecology.
This book provides a synthetic view of an emerging area of ecology and biogeography, linking individual- and population-level processes to geographic distributions and biodiversity patterns. The book focuses on correlative approaches known as ecological niche modeling. This approach has broad applicability to ecology, evolution, biogeography, and conservation biology, as well as to understanding the geographic potential of invasive species and infectious diseases, and the biological implications of climate change.
Research highlights (since 2006)
Science (2013): An update of Wallace’s zoogeographic regions of the World
PNAS (2012): Vertebrate time-tree elucidates the biogeographic pattern of a major biotic change around the K–T boundary in Madagascar
Ecology (2012): Uses and misuses of bioclimatic envelope models
Nature (2011): Additive threats from pathogens, climate and land-use change for global amphibian Diversity
Ecology Letters (2011): Climate change threatens European conservation areas
Nature (2011): Consequences of climate change on the tree of life in Europe
Science (2010): Scenarios for global biodiversity in the 21st century.
PNAS (2009): Reconstruction of the climate envelopes of salamanders and their evolution through time
PNAS (2009): Re-opening the climate envelope reveals macroscale associations with climate in European birds.
PNAS (2009): Vast underestimation of Madagascar’s biodiversity evidenced by an integrative amphibian inventory
TREE (2009): Madagascar as a model region of species diversification
Nature (2008): Scale effects and human impact on the elevational species richness gradients
PLoS Biology (2008): Climate change, humans, and the extinction of the mammoth
TREE (2007): Ensemble forecasting of species distributions
Science (2006): How does climate change affect biodiversity?