Dr. Diego Pires Ferraz Trindade

Specialist in Macroecology

My PhD studies focused on understanding the taxonomic and functional outcomes of anthropogenic global change on dark diversity dynamics (set of currently absent species that could potentially inhabit a community). My aims are (1) to identify the relative importance of climate and land-use change on dark diversity; (2) to detect the functional trait profile and the set of species that might become part of dark diversity in the future; and (3) to develop a powerful tool for predicting the effects of anthropogenic global change on ecosystem dynamics, by including the habitat-specific species pool and functional traits in the analysis. My supervisor was professor Meelis Pärtel.