I am a plant ecologist interested in temporal and spatial patterns of biodiversity change and its implications. I am particularly fascinated by the role of biodiversity in driving the capacity of ecosystems to resist and recover from global change drivers, such as land-use change, biological invasions, and fertilization. I examine these topics using experimental and observational studies and synthesis, focusing on the following questions:
i) How do biodiversity and biodiversity-dependent ecosystem functions vary
across temporal and spatial scales?
ii) How does biodiversity buffer ecosystem responses to global change
iii) To what extent do global change drivers affect mechanisms underlying
I recently started as an associate professor at the Centre for Ecosystem Modeling and Monitoring at Universidad Mayor, located in Santiago, Chile. I am just getting settled in, and will have more information soon about my research group, and how to join.
Please contact me via e-mail: dylan.craven[at]aya.yale.edu
I'll be slowly migrating this site over to my new one (made using blogdown): www.dylancraven.com