We are interested in all things related to trees and forests, and how humans relate to them. We investigate how trees are distributed in the world, how their diversity affects the functioning of forests, how they interact with each other, with other organisms, as well as with us.
Understanding current and predicting future patterns of tree species distributions in space and time.
Explaining how biodiversity affects forest ecosystem functioning and processes.
Using plant functional traits to explain the mechanisms underlying the patterns and functioning of forest ecosystems.
Linking urban biodiversity to ecosystem services and people's wellbeing.