Mitigating the impacts of global change on ecosystems requires a mechanistic understanding of the processes underlying patterns of biodiversity. The Beckman Lab investigates interactions between plants and their environment occurring over multiple scales and examines the role of these interactions in limiting plant populations and maintaining biodiversity. Many of these interactions are disrupted by global change, and we examine the consequences of these disruptions for plant communities and ecosystem functions. We use a combination of empirical and quantitative approaches to address our research questions. Our aim is to conduct transdisciplinary and actionable research that contributes to solutions of socio-environmental problems.
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"Verde Elemental es una publicación digital de análisis y divulgación de investigación en ecología y ambiente en y para Latinoamérica. Dirigida por Carol Garzón López..."
An International Cooperative for Seed Dispersal Ecology under Global Change