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Nathan Kraft

Department: Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Keywords: Brazil, Environment, Ecuador, Amazonia, Costa Rica

Nathan Kraft's lab studies the ecological and evolutionary forces that structure communities, particularly plant systems. Projects in the lab integrate aspects of community ecology, biogeography, ecophysiology, and phylogenetics. Recent projects have centered on the forests of lowland Amazonia and annual plant communities in California. In addition to a focus on species coexistence, research in the lab also addresses plant responses to climate change, the distribution of diversity at broad spatial scales, and the assembly of regional biotas.