Deanna Beatty

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Center for Population Biology
  • Evolution and Ecology Department
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute
UC Davis, Storer Hall

Biodiversity and Community Ecology

Biodiversity is, simply, the variety of life on Earth, and can be characterized at various levels from genes, to species and ecosystems. Understanding the causes of patterns of the diversity of life on Earth and the functional consequences of natural and human-caused variation in that diversity are fundamental goals of ecology and a focus of active research at BML. These studies are all the more pressing given the impact that human activities have on biodiversity.