Macroecology and Society
Our research integrates between Macroecology and several other fields, including Geography, Land-use science and Economics. We typically use quantitative approaches, relying on statistical methods to analyze large datasets. We commonly ask questions with a broad-scale perspective, often global. Our main interests include:
- Macroecology, both basic and applied, including e.g. i) broad-scale biodiversity patterns and drivers, ii) different facets of biodiversity change across scales or taxa, iii) analyses of biodiversity data limitations and ways of addressing these.
- Land-change science, including e.g. i) impacts of land-use change on biodiversity, ii) patterns and drivers of land-cover, land-use, and associated biodiversity change, iii) analyses of trade-offs or synergies between biodiversity conservation and other societal goals, iv) biodiversity implications of different land-use policies, economic changes or other societal developments.
If you are interested in collaborating or just want to know more about our work, please feel free to contact me. Please visit the Opportunities page in case you are interested in joining the lab.
Dr Carsten Meyer
Head of research group ‘Macroecology and Society’
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig, Germany
phone: +49 341 9733176