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Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests

Brian Enquist

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Dr. Brian J. Enquist is a Professor at the University of Arizona and an External Professor at The Santa Fe Institute. He is a broadly trained ecologist and biologist. His research studies the origin, maintenance, and functioning of biological diversity. His lab group is developing novel tools and approaches to predict how climate and climate change has and will influence the functioning of the biosphere.  A central focus is discovering the critical mechanisms operating throughout multiple scales of biological organization. His lab group works in tropical & temperate forests and high alpine ecosystems. His research uses physiological, ecosystem, informatics, and theoretical methods. He is a American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, the Ecological Society of America’s Mercer Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a Popular Mechanics ‘Brilliant Top 10’ Young Researcher.  He was also a Fellow at Charles University and the Center for Theoretical Study in Prague, Czech Republic and a CNRS (Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique) Research Fellow in France.