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Statens Naturhistoriske MuseumDepartment of Biology, Universitetsparken 152100 København Ø
12(3), 2. salTelefon: +45 353-21274Telefon (Sekretariat): +45 353-22222E-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. For instance, I work with the Cuban Bee Hummingbird, the smallest bird in the World. 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-student Andrea Baquero, 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 works with habitat selection and floral niche-overlap between the Bee Hummingbird and Cuban Emerald in Cuba, comparing to other hummingbird communities in the Caribbean. Pietro, Jeferson and Jesper all work with various aspects of plant-hummingbird interactions in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest and at macroecological scale.
My current position at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) is funded by The Carlsberg Foundation.