How to prioritize sites to represent species when you don’t know where species are

Life Sciences Café

Fábio Albuquerque, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Science and Mathematics
Arizona State University

I obtained my PhD in 2009 from the Universidad de Alcalá (Spain). My dissertation focused on biogeographical patterns of plants. As a Postdoctoral scholar, I examined the role of climatic and human factors in governing the spatial distribution of tree species in Mesoamerica. In addition, I helped to develop new approaches to identify priority areas for conservation over broad and local scales. Now, I am an Assistant Professor at the Science and Mathematics Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University.

I am a conservation ecologist and a biogeographer at Arizona State University. My research is aimed at (i) developing modeling tools to identify the drivers of species diversity; (ii) developing new approaches to identify priority areas for conservation; and (iii) evaluating innovative geostatistical approaches that account for the complexity in structure and composition of ecosystems to mitigate disturbance and climate change impacts.

Bring your lunch or enjoy our light refreshments!

Monday, April 24 | Noon - 1 p.m.
LSE 244
School of Life Sciences - E wing