Our research focuses on the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms driving global biodiversity change across scales of biological organization, from genomes to communities. We integrate ecological theory with big data from global observing networks and temporal genomics to understand the dynamics of ecological systems in a changing world. Terrestrial, marine, and freshwater realms are fundamentally different physical environments, and a central interest of ours is the extent to which global change patterns and processes are similar across realms and the implications for developing a more sustainable society.

We are an anti-racist lab actively working to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and supportive community in academia. Our research culture puts a strong emphasis on transparent, reproducible, and open science.

The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.