Jonas Lembrechts

Postdoctoral fellow


Research group

Plant and Ecosystems (PLECO) - Ecology in a time of change


  • I am specialist in the distribution of species, and the effect of climate and land use change on our biodiversity. With research in mountains and cities across the globe, me and my collaborators try to disentangle how biodiversity is affected by all aspects of global change. My focus lies on microclimate: the climate as experienced by organisms is totally different from what we measure in weather stations, and we need better data to improve our predictions of the fate of biodiversity in a rapidly changing world. I am co-coordinator of the Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN,, focussing on the redistribution of plant species in mountains, and founder of SoilTemp (, a global network focussing on microclimate data for use in ecological questions. I have expertise on invasive species, Urban Heat Islands, mountain ecology, plants, biodiversity


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