Benoit Guénard

Alain Lenoir Mis à jour 12-Nov-2019

Insect Biodiversity and Biogeography Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong

Parcours. Né en 1981.
Université Catholique De L'ouest - Angers 1999 - 2002
Université Du Québec à Montréal (Uqam) - Montréal 2002 - 2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - Raleigh 2006 - 2011
Okinawa Institute Of Sciences And Technology - Enseignant (Biologie) - Naha 2012 - 2014

We are a group of ecologists interested in various aspects of the diversity of life. Our research seeks to answer the following questions. Where are the most species-rich regions of the world? How can some regions sustain thousands of species while others have only a few dozen? Were today’s most diverse regions as diverse 10, 50, or 100 million years ago? Do different groups of organisms follow the same diversity patterns? What effects have human changes on species richness and composition?

C'est l'un des animateurs du Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics. The Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics (GABI) project aims to compile 250 years of ant research into a single database providing distribution information for all ant species. With this project we hope to offer new opportunities to address questions in macroecology, macroevolution and biogeography of Formicidae as well as provide new insights for the use of distribution data for ant taxonomy, species inventories and conservation. At this time, records from > 8800 publications and 25 pre-existing databases have been compiled for a total of > 1.7 M records. Visualization of data is available from antmaps.org