Biodiversity | Functional Ecology & Biogeography

Dr. Dylan Craven

Centre for Ecosystem Modeling and Monitoring, Universidad Mayor


We explore drivers of temporal and spatial patterns of biodiversity and biodiversity change and their consequences, mostly in grassland and forest ecosystems. We are based in 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?

If interested in joining our research team or collaborating with us, please check out opportunities or contact Dr. Craven via e-mail: dylan.craven[at]umayor.cl (English/EspaƱol).