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Department of Biology, Ecology and EvolutionDepartment of Biology, Universitetsparken 152100 København Ø
12(3), 2. salPhone: +45 353-21274Phone (Reception desk): +45 353-23710E-mail:
I have a wide interest in community ecology, biogeography and conservation. I am especially interested in spatial patterns of biotic interaction networks, biodiversity and human linguistic diversity, and how this may interrelate. A main aim is to determine how species interactions and diversity may be influenced by contemporary and historical climate. Most of my work focuses on hummingbird-plant interactions in the New World, mainly in the West Indies and the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. However, I also work with other systems, such as island biogeography of birds in Wallacea and the West Indies and the global congruence of biological and human linguistic diversity, and I welcome collaborations anywhere in the world.
My main current collaborators are Carsten Rahbek and Jon Fjeldså (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Jens-Christian Svenning, Brody Sandel and Jens Mogens Olesen (Aarhus University, Denmark), William Sutherland and Tatsuya Amano (University of Cambridge, UK), Richard G Davies (University of East Anglia - UEA, UK), Heidi Eager (University of Oxford, UK), Jeff Ollerton (University of Northampton, UK), Ana María Martín González (PEaCE Lab, Berkeley, USA), Matthias Schleuning (Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Germany), Daniel W. Carstensen (Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brazil), and Marlies Sazima (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil).
I am advisor for MSc-students Andrea Baquero and Miriam Sørensen, BSc-student Jesper Sonne (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), and external advisor for PhD-students Pietro Kiyoshi Maruyama and Jeferson Vizentin-Bugoni (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil). Andrea and Miriam work with habitat selection and the potential impact of the honeybee Apis mellifera on the Bee Hummingbird in Cuba. Pietro, Jeferson and Jesper all work with various aspects of plant-hummingbird interactions in the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil.
My current position at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) is funded by The Carlsberg Foundation.