Dr. Madli Jõks

Specialist in Macroecology

My research is on 'dark diversity' (i.e. species that are missing from the otherwise suitable community) on different space scales and in different plant communities. To study the observed and dark diversity patterns, I use empirical data, as well as computer simulations. Computer simulations, unlike empirical data, allow us to control the degree of dark diversity, which makes it possible to compare the predictive power of different dark diversity estimation methods.