BeyondSpecies - Predicting biodiversity change by integrating genetic diversity into ecological niche models

Biodiversity loss as a result of climate change is one of the major challenges of our time. The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is focusing on this issue in a research network involving German, Turkish, Israeli and Armenian researchers with wide-ranging expertise, from fundamental science to policy advice. The team is investigating the influence of climate change on genetic diversity among bat species in the Anatolian-Caucasus region. The combination of genome research and ecological niche modelling means novel findings are to be expected.

Institute: Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science (MfN)

Cooperating partners: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Universität Potsdam; Istanbul Technical University; Yerevan State University; Tel-Aviv University