German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Harpole Lab

species coexistence in a changing world

Coexistence in a Changing World

In 1959, GE Hutchinson posed one of ecology’s most important and enduring questions: Why are there so many species? Answers to this question have a new urgency because of human-driven environmental change. New questions we address are: how will multiple environmental changes affect species diversity, and what are the consequences of losing species for ecosystems? How do the numbers and types of environmental change factors (nutrients, water, temperature, toxins, etc.) depend on each other, and what minimum level of complexity do we need to understand in order to predict species loss?


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Contact Info:

Stan Harpole
Professor, Physiological Diversity

  • German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
  • Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

address: Puschstrasse 4, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

phone: +49 341 973 3171

Skype: stan.harpole


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