In the Anderson lab, we conduct interdisciplinary biogeographic research at various levels of biological organization, as well as promote human diversity in environmental biology. The overreaching research theme is to characterize the spatial configuration of environmental suitability for species, and study its ecological, evolutionary and practical consequences. This includes applications to conservation as well as the effects of climate change on biodiversity. To do so, we have been deeply involved in the development and use of methods for modeling species niches and distributions. Our current projects focus on the small mammals of the northern Neotropics and development of software for ecological modeling, the latter currently funded by the National Science Foundation. Recently, we have extended into the study of organismal traits in biogeography (as drivers of community composition; and with regard to local climatic adaptation). We embrace human diversity; our ‘home base’ is the highly multicultural CCNY, part of one of the most diverse, tolerant, and intellectually vibrant cities in the world.
Erica Johnson & Andrea Paz Velez give Wallace webinar as a NASA-ARSET training
Erica Johnson and Andrea Paz Velez will give a Wallace webinar as part of NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) series on Species Distribution Models. To learn more and register for this event visit the ARSET SDM series website.
03 August, 2021
Maria Gavrutenko published in Global Ecology & Conservation
Maria Gavrutenko and other Anderson lab members published an article using temporal matching of ocurrence localities and land cover to improve species range estimates.
16 June, 2021
Sky island biogeography & conservation webinar series
The Anderson Lab in coordination with the Bridging Biodiversity & Conservation Science Program at the University of Arizona are hosting a webinar series on sky island biogeography and conservation for the last three weeks of April. Additional information and registration links may be found on the event website (English)(Spanish).
13 April, 2021
Robert Anderson will be speaking at a virtual event hosted by Mexican institution
Robert Anderson will be presenting his work using environmental history and species traits to predict sky island biodiversity in Neotropical Mountains on April 14.
09 April, 2021
Jamie Kass published in Ecological Applications
Jamie Kass and others published a new article about using distribution modeling and support vector machines to improve area occupancy estimates for parapatric species.
20 January, 2021