University of Bergen
Our core team is part of the Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group (EECRG) at the Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) at the University of Bergen.
Global change ecologist
PPF-Alpine project leader. My research focuses on the responses of biodiversity to past and future climate change and humans, with a special emphasis on mountain systems. I have a background in paleoecology, biogeography, landscape ecology, and spatial analyses, and I enjoy integrating them all to gain new insights into the drivers of global mountain biodiversity.
I am a computational geoscientist with a passion for glacial landscapes. I use Python programming, high-performance computing of glacier dynamics, and fieldwork to try and understand glacier changes past and present. My research in the coming years within PPF-Alpine will focus on reconstructing paleo-glaciers of different mountains globally.
Earth scientist &
spatial data analyst
My background is in geo-ecological dynamics, geodiversity and geo- and ecosystem services. I use ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine and R to assess landscape dynamics through space and time. In the coming years, I will model the spatiotemporal dynamics and connectivity of global alpine biomes.
I am an ecologist with great interests in global change ecology, biogeography and mountains. During my PhD within the PPF-Alpine project, I will analyse global patterns of alpine biodiversity and the legacy effects of the drivers that determine them.
My research focuses on understanding ecological processes in ecosystems on different temporal and spatial scales. I have a background in community ecology, tropical ecology, and paleoecology, with a keen interest in data science and quantitative analyses.
My research focuses on global mountain biodiversity patterns, including plants, birds, and mammals. I am particularly interested in elevational trends of biodiversity and long-term dynamics of plant communities.
Ornitologist, University Los Andes, (Colombia)
My research focuses on understanding the evolution, systematics, and evolutionary ecology of vertebrates, with a special focus on Neotropical birds. My research includes studying the role that large-scale evolutionary processes play in establishing spatial patterns of species richness.
Ecologist, University of Vienna, Austria
My research focuses on studying patterns of biodiversity and how they are affected by global environmental change. I am especially interested in mountain floras and their fate under a warming climate.
Paleoecologist, Australian National University
My research focuses on understanding the impact of climate variability and human activity on terrestrial ecosystems of South America, Pacific, and Indian Oceans during the Holocene.
Physical geographer, University of Manchester, UK
My research focuses on ice sheets and glaciers, and their interaction with climate. I use traces left behind in the landscape to reconstruct the size, movement, and dynamics of former ice masses.
Macroecologist & Biogeographer, University of Göttingen, Germany
My research focuses on documenting general trends in the spatial distribution of biodiversity and unraveling the mechanisms that cause spatial gradients in biodiversity, from local to global scales, while also using our knowledge for applied questions in conservation.
Earth Scientist, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Norway
My research focuses on how ice sheets interact with climate, including studies looking into how stable the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic ice sheet are, and how to quantify rates of ice sheet change through time.
Paleoglaciologist, Charles University, Czech Republic
My research focuses on reconstructing the dynamics of past glaciers and ice sheets through the tools of glacial geomorphology and Quaternary geology. In particular, I am interested in the deglaciation dynamics of the North American Ice Sheet Complex and the linkages to global climate during the Late Glacial.
Spatial and data analyst, Royal Botanical Garden KEW London, UK
My research focuses on understanding the spatial distribution of plant biodiversity in tropical regions and its primary drivers. My two main research lines are: 1) The role of functional traits and evolutionary history in shaping biodiversity distribution, and 2) Biodiversity responses to past, current, and future environmental changes.
Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment, Switzerland