My research addresses (1) why some regions harbor more species than others, and (2) why some species are threatened and some are not. I use fossils and present-day data to model how the climatic preferences of vertebrates evolved through long time scales, and how this relates to current biodiversity patterns.

I am currently a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher at the university of British Columbia (UBC) and the university of Lausanne under the supervision of Dolph Schluter and Nicolas Salamin.


jonathan.rolland [at] yahoo.fr

Zoology Department
University of British Columbia
#4200-6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada   V6T 1Z4