This theme aims to unravel the processes leading to biodiversity changes and its ecological and evolutionary consequences. We study the past and the present, investigating diversity change along different scales in time and space.
We particularly focus on the significance of biotic and abiotic drivers that may affect any level of biodiversity; from intra-specific diversity to biological traits and entire communities.
This theme integrates knowledge from phylogeny, functional morphology, evolutionary- and population-genetics and ecology. This research is vital to understand, to inform and to call for action in light of the current global biodiversity and extinction crisis.