Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Professor of Biodiversity Theory



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BibTex format

author = {McGill, BJ and Chase, JM and Hortal, J and Overcast, I and Rominger, AJ and Rosindell, J and Borges, PAV and Emerson, BC and Etienne, R and Hickerson, MJ and Mahler, DL and Massol, F and McGaughran, A and Neves, P and Parent, C and Patiño, J and Ruffley, M and Wagner, CE and Gillespie, R},
doi = {10.1111/geb.13020},
journal = {Global Ecology and Biogeography},
pages = {1925--1936},
title = {Unifying macroecology and macroevolution to answer fundamental questions about biodiversity},
url = {},
volume = {28},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - The study of biodiversity started as a single unified field that spanned both ecology and evolution and both macro and micro phenomena. But over the 20th century, major trends drove ecology and evolution apart and pushed an emphasis towards the micro perspective in both disciplines. Macroecology and macroevolution reemerged as selfconsciously distinct fields in the 1970s and 1980s, but they remain largely separated from each other. Here, we argue that despite the challenges, it is worth working to combine macroecology and macroevolution. We present 25 fundamental questions about biodiversity that are answerable only with a mixture of the views and tools of both macroecology and macroevolution.
AU - McGill,BJ
AU - Chase,JM
AU - Hortal,J
AU - Overcast,I
AU - Rominger,AJ
AU - Rosindell,J
AU - Borges,PAV
AU - Emerson,BC
AU - Etienne,R
AU - Hickerson,MJ
AU - Mahler,DL
AU - Massol,F
AU - McGaughran,A
AU - Neves,P
AU - Parent,C
AU - Patiño,J
AU - Ruffley,M
AU - Wagner,CE
AU - Gillespie,R
DO - 10.1111/geb.13020
EP - 1936
PY - 2019///
SN - 1466-822X
SP - 1925
TI - Unifying macroecology and macroevolution to answer fundamental questions about biodiversity
T2 - Global Ecology and Biogeography
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 28
ER -