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ABOUT US

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.
Recent News
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

Wallace v.1.0.6.3 now on CRAN

A new version of Wallace is now available on CRAN. Wallace v.1.0.6.3 provides options to turn clamping on/off when using the maxent.jar modeling module. 

09 December, 2020

 

 

 

 

Department of Biology, 526 Marshak Science Building, 160 Convent Ave.

City College of New York, City University of New York

New York, NY 10031

Robert Anderson office (817 Marshak): (212) 650-8504

Research laboratory (810 Marshak): (212) 650-8424

Robert Anderson at AMNH (Mammalogy): (212) 769-5989