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Statens Naturhistoriske MuseumUniversitetsparken 152100 København Ø
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I have a wide interest in community ecology, island biogeography, macroecology and conservation. I am especially interested in spatial patterns of biotic interaction networks and biodiversity. A main aim is to determine how network structure and biodiversity may interrelate and be influenced by contemporary and historical climate. Most of my work focuses on hummingbird-plant interactions in the New World, mainly in Brazil and in the West Indies. For instance, I work on determining the floral-niche of the Cuban Bee hummingbird, the smallest bird in the World. However, I also work with a wide range of other systems, such as island biogeography of birds in Wallacea and the West Indies and the global congruence of biological and human linguistic diversity. See also my Google Scholar Profile and Researchgate Profile.
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), Isabela G Varassin (Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR, Brazil) and Marlies Sazima (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil).
I am advisor for MSc-students Jesper Sonne and Andrea Baquero, BSc-students Peter Kyvsgaard and Ditlev Damhus (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), and co-advisor for PhD-students Thais Zanata (Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR, Brazil), Pietro Kiyoshi Maruyama and Jeferson Vizentin-Bugoni (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil). Andrea works with the evolution and ecology of hummingbird communities in the West Indies, eg comparing the floral niche-overlap between the Bee Hummingbird and the Cuban Emerald in Cuba to other hummingbird communities in the West Indies. Thais, Pietro, Jeferson, Peter and Jesper all work with various aspects of plant-hummingbird community structure, with a strong emphasis on their interactions with plants, in Brazil and at the macroecological scale. Ditlev is using network analysis to identify the grand challenges affecting the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. I welcome new MSc and PhD students from all over the World, especially those interested in animal-plant interactions.