New TNC Paper

Jenny contributed to a really interesting paper in One Earth, led by the Nature Conservancy, entitled “Lower cost and more feasible options to restore forest cover in the contiguous United States for climate mitigation”. Check it out here. This publication is linked with a set of maps, which can be found here. The citation...

Congratulations to postdoc Rachel Short…

..for publishing the a really interesting paper evaluating the performance of ecometric methods. Check it out here. Abstract: Ecometrics is the study of community‐level functional trait–environment relationships. We use ecometric analyses to estimate paleoenvironment and to investigate community‐level functional changes through time. We evaluate four methods that have been used or have the potential...

Ecosystems and Climate Panel

Jenny mediated a discussion about ecosystems and climate for the Global Climate Action Symposium. The panel included global experts: * Jennifer Marlon, Yale University * Shyla Raghav, Conservation International * Joel Kostka, Georgia Institute of Technology * Jérôme Gaillardet, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris Watch it here!...

New Paper! Plant biomes demonstrate that landscape resilience today is the lowest it has been since end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions

Check out our new paper! I’m so excited to see this work out. Here is a summary of our findings: Resilient landscapes preserve terrestrial biodiversity despite environmental changes. Here, we analyze North American landscape resilience over 20,000 years by examining the residence and recovery times of plant biomes preserved in the fossil pollen record....

Ben & Danny are now PhD Candidates

Congratulations to Danny Lauer and Ben Shipley who recently passed their qualifying exams and are now officially PhD Candidates! Ben is a second year graduate student in Biological Sciences studying the causes of endemism. Danny is a second year graduate student in the Quantitative Biosciences Program studying the implications of functional diversity for maintaining...

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