Publications aimed at fellow scientists, such as refereed and non-refereed articles in journals, books, book sections and dissertations.
Publications such as patents, book reviews and television or radio appearances.
My research focuses on the understanding of plant community diversity, structure and dynamics and how these affect ecosystem functioning. I am particularly interested in mechanisms that may explain persistent changes in plant communities and shifts in ecosystem states. I am currently working on the effects of climate variability on ecological transitions in different types of terrestrial ecosystems. I am also interested in how ecological and social dynamics interact and how ecological scientific work can be disseminated through and used by decision-makers for ecological restoration purposes. My work is profoundly cooperative and combines conceptual models, experiments, remote sensing and field studies. My empirical work covers a wide range of ecosystems including arid, semiarid, temperate and wet tropical ecosystems from North and South America, West and South Africa and North and Mediterranean Europe.
Current PhD students:
- Rafael Bernardi
- Bernardo Flores-Monteiro
- Dorit Gross
- Resource Ecology
- Trends in Forest and Nature Conservation
- Ecological Methods II