Global change, biodiversity, and ecosystem function in the Eastern Andes

The east slope of the Andes harbors Earth’s highest biodiversity and is also the area most threatened by climate change. The Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group (ABERG) is a team of researcher from universities around the globe dedicated to understanding biodiversity distribution and ecosystem function in the Peruvian Andes. Combining modern and paleoecology, climate science, ecosystem and distributional ecology, we are gaining a comprehensive understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem function in time and space, and the ongoing effects of climate and anthropogenic change.