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Brett Scheffers

I joined the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department in 2015 after working at the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change at James Cook University (Townsville, Australia).

I am a global change ecologist with interests in drivers of biological organization in space and time and the effects of human disturbance on these processes. My research is diverse and global in scope, encompassing multiple taxonomic groups across boreal, temperate and tropical ecosystems. My recent research foci include multidimensional species distributions in rainforest canopy environments, ecophysiology of ectotherms, microhabitat buffering in structurally complex environments and extreme climate events. My work converges under a single theme - assessing species and habitat vulnerability and resilience under novel climates and disturbances.