AG Functional Plant Biogeography

Group leader: Steven Higgins

Now at the Department of Botany, University of Otago, New Zealand

In the working group on functional biogeography we investigate the factors that influence the distribution and abundance of plants. On a conceptual level we seek to link systems and demographic traditions of plant ecology into an unified framework. On a methodological level we attempt to create a dynamic feedback between data and models by using a blend of empirical data collection, manipulative experiments and empirical and process modelling. Although we are primarily motivated by basic research questions, most of our research projects include applied aspects.


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