Dr. Diego Pires Ferraz Trindade

Research Fellow in Macroecology

In my research, I use trait-based ecology and site-specific species pools (i.e. observed and dark diversity) to examine how global changes affect ecological communities across spatial and temporal scales. Currently, I am focusing on assessing the potential role of dark diversity and functional traits in providing and maintaining ecological resilience and stability, highlighting their importance in sustaining local communities over time. Through a combination of empirical and modelling studies, I aim to expand our understanding of how trait diversity and species pools can inform us about ecosystem functions and services, as well as assist in developing strategies for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management.