Biodiversity Science:

Macrosystems Ecology across the
National Ecological Observatory Network

This website highlights collaborative research focused on understanding and predicting changes in biodiversity and community ecology across space and time with ecological observation networks spanning continental to global scales. Current projects focus on explaining biotic and abiotic drivers of biodiversity from local to continental scales across the United States National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

This research is funded by the National Science Foundation:

  1. Collaborative Research: MRA: Local- to continental-scale drivers of biodiversity across the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) [2019-2024];

  2. Collaborative Research: EAGER-NEON: Using Intraspecific Trait Variation to Understand Processes Structuring Continental-scale Biodiversity Patterns [2015-2018]

For details, see our Research page.

Recent Publications

(2019). Metabolic asymmetry and the global diversity of marine predators. Science.

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(2018). Does scale matter? A systematic review of incorporating biological realism when predicting changes in species distributions. PLOS ONE.

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(2018). Among-species overlap in rodent body size distributions predicts species richness along a temperature gradient. Ecography.

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Team

Principal Investigators

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Phoebe Zarnetske

Associate Professor

Spatial & Community Ecology, Macrosystems Biology & Biodiversity, Biotic Interactions & Climate Change Ecology

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Angela Strecker

Associate Professor

Complex socio-ecological systems, Anthropogenic stressors in freshwater ecosystems, Influences on biodiversity and ecosystem function at different spatial scales

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Ben Baiser

Associate Professor

Community Ecology, Macroecology, Ecological Networks

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Sydne Record

Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College

Ecology, Ecosystems, Global Change

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