Project with Lloyd Elliott

Inferring threats from climate change through examination of time-varying phylogenetic trees with ecological data

The distribution of threats to endangered species vary by genus and by other levels of phylogenetic classification. Understanding the impact of climate change on ecology is essential. In this project, we will examine the extent to which threat distributions are non-randomly distributed throughout the tree of life. By parameterizing these distributions by time, or by covariates such as average temperature or other aspects of climate change, we may begin to forecast future threats.