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.
Examples: McWilliams et al. (Nature Communications 2019); Montoya (Journal of Animal Ecology 2021); Emer et al. (Diversity & Distributions 2016); Russo et al. (Ecology 2014); Nenzen et al. (PLoS ONE 2014); Montoya et al (Oikos 2010); Montoya et al (Science 2008); Montoya et al. (Ecography 2007); Montoya & De Jong (bioRxiv 2023)