Dr. Carsten Meyer

Leiter der Forschungsgruppe
Carsten Meyer

Research interests


I am a researcher interested in the interface between macroecology, socioeconomics and sustainability. I most frequently work on topics revolving around biodiversity change and the underlying societal drivers, and on biodiversity data limitations. I have experience from field ecology to global-scale interdisciplinary studies. I use quantitative approaches, typically working at large spatial scales and comparing across different levels of organization (e.g. taxonomic, spatial, temporal, political). As of November 2016, I am leading the Macroecology & Society lab at (iDiv), funded by the Volkswagen Foundation as a Freigeist-Fellow. Further information on myself and my research can be found on my personal website.



Dawson, W., Moser, D., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Lenzner, B., Blackburn, T. M., Dyer, E. E., Cassey, P., Scrivens, S. L., Economo, E. P., Guénard, B., Capinha, C., Seebens, H., García-Díaz, P., Nentwig, W., García-Berthou, E., Casal, C., Mandrak, N. E., Fuller, P., Meyer, C., Essl, F.

Global hotspots and correlates of alien species richness across taxonomic groups Nature Ecology & Evolution 1(0186),

Delzeit, R., Zabel, F., Meyer, C., Václavík, T.

Addressing future trade-offs between biodiversity and cropland expansion to improve food security Regional Environmental Change 17(5), 1429-41

Kehoe, L., Senf, C., Meyer, C., Gerstner, K., Kreft, H., Kuemmerle, T.

Agriculture rivals biomes in predicting global species richness Ecography (in press),

Meyer, C., Jetz, W., Guralnick, R. P., Fritz, S. A., Kreft, H.

Range geometry and socio-economics dominate species-level biases in occurrence information Global Ecology and Biogeography 25(10), 1181-93

Meyer, C., Weigelt, P., Kreft, H.

Multidimensional biases, gaps and uncertainties in global plant occurrence information Ecology Letters 19(8), 992-1006
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