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Brian J. Enquist

Professor, University of Arizona

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Macroecology, Functional Biology, Ecophysiology, Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity Science

Prof. Brian Enquist is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the University of Arizona and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. His research focuses on Global ecology, macroecology . and focuses on the forces structuring the diversity and functioning of forests - especially tropical forests. His research spans spatial and temporal scales in ecology and evol...

Prof. Brian Enquist is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the University of Arizona and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. His research focuses on Global ecology, macroecology . and focuses on the forces structuring the diversity and functioning of forests - especially tropical forests. His research spans spatial and temporal scales in ecology and evolution. His research focuses on two core areas: (1) highlighting and deducing how general scaling rules and physical constraints influence organismal form, function, and diversity; and (2) exploring the ecological, evolutionary and larger scale ramifications of these rules/constraints. This research involves focus on scaling, developing quantitative 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 pressing questions my lab uses theory, informatics, as well as field work. He is the lead PI for the Botanical Informaiton and Ecology Network,  an unprecedented plant cyberinfrastructure project providing access to unmatched amounts of geospatial and trait data for plants    He is author or co-author on over 160 refereed papers with an H-index of 60.

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