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Walter Jetz

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jetz_walter_august_2019 Walter Jetz is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Adjunct Professor in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He is Director of the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change and of the Max Planck - Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change. He also leads Map of Life, which aims to provide best-possible species range information and species lists for any geographic area worldwide.
Professor Jetz' research addresses the patterns and processes behind the distribution of species and their traits in space and time. He is particularly interested in the scale-dependence of both evidence and mechanisms in biodiversity science and in assessing the fate of biodiversity and its functions under global change. He works in a variety of systems, both animals and plants, but has to date been particularly active addressing birds and terrestrial vertebrates.
Professor Jetz earned his MSc in Integrative Bioscience and DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford. He also holds a biology degree from the University of Würzburg. Before coming to Yale he was a professor of biological sciences at the University of California San Diego.

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