brian j. enquist
External Professor – The Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science 2012
Macroecology, Global Ecology, Comparative Biology, Ecophysiology and Functional Ecology
I’m a broadly trained plant biologist and ecologist. My collaborative lab group strives to develop a more integrative, quantitative, and predictive framework for biology, community ecology, and large-scale ecology. In particular, we aim to link biological measures across spatial and temporal scales in ecology and evolution. My research focuses on three core areas:
(1) Scaling and Functional Biology/Ecophysiology – highlighting and deducing how general scaling rules, climate, and physical constraints influence organismal form, function, and diversity;
(2) Macroecology – assessing the ecological, macro ecological, biogeographic and evolutionary ramifications of the above organismal rules/constraints;
(3) Novel approaches – utilizing novel computation, big data, statistical, and visualisation tools to assess how differing climate change scenarios will influence the distribution of diversity and functioning of forests and ecosystems.
Our research involves focus on field work, big datasets, scaling, developing theory and informatics infrastructure, empirically measuring numerous attributes of organismal form and function, utilizing physiological and trait-based techniques, and assessing macroecological and large-scale patterns. To address these questions my lab group often work in contrasting environments including tropical forests, on elevation gradients, and in high alpine ecosystems.
Curriculum Vitae and Online Profiles
- Curriculum Vitae: Enquist_CV_09_2016
- Google Scholar: link
- Research Gate Profile & Publications: link
- Academic Family Tree: link
• Ph.D. Biology, 1998, University of New Mexico.
• M.S. Biology, 1994. University of New Mexico,
• B.A. Biology (With Distinction), 1991. The Colorado College