Our research is broadly focused on the causes of biodiversity change and its consequences for ecosystem functions and services. As a consequence we have gained a better understanding of what it takes to mitigate biodiversity change.
We are developing a framework for biodiversity science and its application that connects science to society. To do that we create new theories on a range of topics from metacommunities to evolutionary rescue. We test and refine theory with experiments, in the lab and the field, that employ a range of model and non-model systems.
Visit also the QCBS, a research network we launched in 2009.
New paper Linking biodiversity and ecosystem services: current uncertainties and the necessary next step. BioScience
Recent piece in Nature News & Views: Biodiversity: the ecological deficit
New meta-analysis on biodiversity and stability in plant communities in Gross et al. (2013) American Naturalist
Fussmann, G. and Gonzalez, A. (2013) Evolutionary rescue can maintain an oscillating community undergoing environmental change. Interface
"Evolutionary Rescue in Changing Environments" in Phil Trans of the Royal Society.
15 great papers on this fast breaking area of eco-evo dynamics.