Faculty Members in Ecology
Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits and rarity; population dynamics and community structure.
Ecology and evolutionary biology; the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation through recent changes to the environment.
Plant physiological ecology, macroecology, fire behavior and effects
|Laura Wegener Parfrey||
Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome
Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.
We are fascinated with the natural world around us and how this world will look in the future, in light of ongoing habitat and climate change. We study the evolutionary and ecological processes that help or hinder responses to changing environments. We test ecological and evolutionary theory using laboratory and field experiments with aquatic plankton communities, insects, and parasites.