Four years ago, I was fortunately enough to lead a working group on the global impact of climate change on kelp forests. Our first research product has just come out in PNAS, and I am incredibly proud of it. In it, we analyze hundreds of data sets of kelp forest change spanning nearly a half […]
Work in our ocean biodiversity change class and working group is beginning to bear fruit! This Elahi et al. piece looks at timeseries of biodiversity in oceans around the world and finds that in areas of high human impact we are more likely to lose species. However, a number of ecological drivers appear to be […]
I’m pleased to announce a grand meta-analysis of how biodiversity influences not one or two, but many ecosystem functions at the same time. This was a wonderful collaboration started at NCEAS but ultimately also sucking in Byrnes-labber Marc Hensel as well! Also, check out this interactive map of study sites. Lefcheck, J.S., Byrnes, J.E.K., Isbell, […]
A few years ago, Jarrett taught an SEM class to some awesome students in Tjärnö. He kept working with one who was modeling Humboldt squid because, well, squid! It’s out now!
Jarrett’s piece summarizing the consensus from the NCEAS working group The future of publishing in ecology, evolutionary biology, and environmental science is now out at Ideas in Ecology & Evolution. Enjoy!
A thoughtful review of the challenges and opportunities available for incorporating Biodiversity Ecosystem Function work with Ecosystem Service provision that grew out of an NCEAS working group.
Congrats to Byrnes lab student Marc Hensel! Marc has a fantastic new piece out in PNAS out showing how increases in diversity across multiple kingdoms of salt marsh consumers can affect multiple ecosystem functions. Nice work!
Fun new piece out in collaboration with the Bowen lab. We show how techniques from food web network ecology can be used to bring together ecological network analyses from food webs with genomic data to assign salt marsh microbes to “species.” Bonus, the analyses were blogged about along the way!