Macroecology meets hi-tech

We are all familiar with the “Noss Biodiversity Pyramid” which has diversity of ecosystems at the top, species in the middle, and genes at the bottom. These are typically considered separately.

The discussion will consider how new data sources – especially molecular- and image-based “biodiversity scans” of hyperdiverse taxa and increasingly high resolution remote sensing – could unify these three elements for biogeographic (macroecology, macrogenetics) and conservation applications. 

In parallel, is there opportunity to develop new theory, metrics and analytical method to unify the three layers?

Finally, can we identify systems in which to test and refine such methods?

The purpose of this working group is discuss and develop a possible new CBA initiative in this space. Anyone interested is very welcome – please RSVP to Paula.