Planning for the Large-Scale Conservation of Biodiversity Dimensions
Given monetary constraints, large-scale biodiversity conservation policies need to be selective with respect to the areas and species they prioritize. Macroecological knowledge can help make those challenging decisions.
Monitoring Marine Protected Areas Using Citizen Science Data
Citizen science can generate biodiversity data at scales intractable for other approaches. We are building the capacity to use citizen science observations to monitor Marine Protected Areas across California.
Understanding Past Distribution Changes of Species and Communities
Documenting and understanding how species and ecosystems have responded to environmental changes in the past is critical to improving our ability to predict their likely future responses.
Improving Predictions of Species' Future Distribution Changes
A large number of statistical approaches are being developed to forecast the potential future responses of species and communities to environmental change. But how good are those predictions?
Understanding How Biodiversity is Distributed in Space and Time
Understanding how and why biodiversity is distributed the way it is across space and time is key to generating reliable predictions of biodiversity in unexplored regions or future time periods.