Dynamic Macroecology

Dynamic macroecology conducts ecological and biodiversity research over large spatial and long temporal extents, and specifically focusses on the temporal trends. Our group contributes to the foundation of dynamic macroecology by developing data, models and theories that explain the determinants and processes of species distributions, species diversity and their interactions with drivers from regional to global scales and from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene. With our data, models and theoretical foundations we contribute to mitigate global change impacts on biodiversity (taxonomic, phylogenetic, functional) and on ecosystems, to ecological restoration, and to better planning and management of biodiversity, and to biodiversity conservation.

Highlights

TreeMig Framework Workshop on Feb 28 led by Heike Lischke

TreeMig is a dynamic forest landscape model that is now easily usable and freely available. 40 scientists attended the workshop on the TreeMig framework. They heard lectures about the model and its applications, but most importantly, they learned how to run various simulations at the workshop. Lively discussions and numerous ideas for future applications resulted from these exercises.

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All highlights

Research interests

Biodiversity Dynamics

Community Processes & Functions

Global Change Impacts

Services und Produkte

Projekte

Mitarbeitende

Dynamic macroecology

Niklaus Zimmermann

Groupleader

Alvaro Ayala Ramos

Scientific staff member

Silke Bauer

Scientific staff member

David Böhm

Temporary employee

Victor Boussange

Postdoc

Manuel Brun

Temporary employee

Philipp Brun

Technical staff member

Jan Bührer

Master student

Pascal Buri

Scientific staff member

Patrice Descombes

Guest

Wenna Ding

Postdoc

Sibel Dugan

Administrative specialist

Elham Ebrahimi

Visiting scientist

Grace Goss-Durant

Project coordinator

Walter Jetz

Fellow

Dirk Karger

Scientific staff member

Veiko Lehsten

Visiting scientist

Yuchen Liao

PhD student guest

Heike Lischke

Senior Scientist

Yi Liu

PhD student

Thomas Löffler

Visiting scientist

Haozhi Ma

Postdoc

Johanna Teresa Malle

Postdoc

Michael James McCarthy

Scientific staff member

Christine Moos

Visiting scientist

Michael Nobis

Scientific staff member

Oluwadamilola Ogundipe

PhD student

Elena Plekhanova

Postdoc

Manuel Richard Popp

Assistant scientifique

Arthur Provost

Assistant scientifique

Damiano Righetti

Visiting scientist

Bianca Saladin

PhD student guest

Dirk Schmatz

Scientific staff member

Otto Wildi

Visiting scientist

Deborah Zani

Visiting scientist

Franziska Zilker

Technical staff member