Joseph Burger

Postdoctoral Scholar, Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science

I am trained as an interdisciplinary macroecologist. My research uses first-principles and scaling theory to motivate hypotheses that can be evaluated with field studies and synthesis and analysis of large-scale datasets. My overarching aims are to: i) uncover the general rules that govern biodiversity (in particular vertebrates), and ii) to use these "macroecological rules” as a guiding framework to address practical issues in human and ecosystem health, biodiversity conservation, equity and sustainability.


  • Ph.D. University of New Mexico (2015)