4th Blumenbach Lecture

Using mechanistic experiments to macroecological models to understand biodiversity in a changing world

Nathan J. Sanders
University of Vermont, Rubenstein School, USA

Why does the number of species vary from place to place on the planet? How is global change changing patterns of biodiversity? And what are the consequences of those changes in biodiversity for the functioning of ecosystems? In this talk, I walk through more than 10 years of research on ants, from m2 quadrants to global patterns of diversity, to elucidate the causes and consequences of changes in biodiversity.


Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie
Dept. Animal Ecology


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