Global change effects in communities and ecosystems

Ecosystems worldwide are experiencing the consequences of global change, including those related to climatic warming, landscape management and the destruction and fragmentation of natural habitats. These factors erode biodiversity and change biological communities and ecosystem processes that are ultimately responsible for the ecosystem services that nature provides to humans. To forecast and mitigate these effects is the environmental challenge of our age. My work uses a combination models, large empirical datasets and empirical work to explore the response of communities and ecosystems to climate change, biological invasions and habitat destruction.