Biodiversity | Functional Ecology & Biogeography
I am an associate professor at Universidad Mayor in the Centre for Ecosystem Modeling and Monitoring in Santiago, Chile.
I explore drivers of temporal and spatial patterns of biodiversity and biodiversity change and their consequences, mostly in grassland and forest ecosystems. I am fortunate to work in a country - Chile - whose unique geography and climate provide a compelling template to address the following questions:
i) How do ecological and historical drivers jointly shape biodiversity patterns?
ii) How do biodiversity and biodiversity-dependent ecosystem functions vary across temporal and spatial scales?
iii) How does biodiversity mediate ecosystem responses to global change drivers?
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If interested in joining my research team or collaborating with us, please check out opportunities or contact me via e-mail: dylan.craven[at]umayor.cl (English/Español).