Our research is broadly focused on the causes and consequences of biodiversity change.
We are developing a framework for biodiversity science and its application. 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--by employing a range of model and non-model systems.
Visit also the QCBS, a research network we launched in 2009.
New paper: Balvanera et al. (2013) Linking biodiversity and ecosystem services: current uncertainties and the necessary next step. BioScience
Recent piece in Nature News & Views (2013): Biodiversity: the ecological deficit
Gross et al. (2013) a new meta-analysis on biodiversity and stability in plant communities in American Naturalist
Fussmann, G. and Gonzalez, A. (2013) Evolutionary rescue can maintain an oscillating community undergoing environmental change. Interface
Special issue on "Evolutionary Rescue in Changing Environments" in Phil. Trans. of the Royal Society.
15 great papers on this fast breaking area of eco-evo dynamics.
Matt is now Dr. Mitchell. Many congratulations Matt, we're very proud. Have fun in Australia on that dream postdoc!