Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (BiK-F)
Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt (Main), Germany
(I will stay in University of Chicago until mid-June)
I am interested in understanding broad-scale biodiversity dynamics, in space and time. My research approach is synthesizing large ecological and evolutionary data sets to investigate processes that give rise to the dramatic temporal and spatial variation in different aspects of biodiversity, with an emphasis on deciphering the role of history in shaping the modern biota, including evolutionary history of the biotic components and historical environmental transitions.
I have found that different systems have advantages for answering different questions about biodiversity, so I integrate knowledge from studying various organismal systems, including terrestrial mammals, marine bivalves, and parasites (see more on the research page).