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.
Ecology and Marine Biology.
I am a plant ecologist. I’m interested in the physical processes linking environmental variation to plant physiology, and how this “scales up” to influence higher-level patterns and processes. My research is interdisciplinary and draws on various fields including ecology, plant physiology, engineering, and geoscience.
|Laura Wegener Parfrey||
Eukaryotic microbial ecology in coastal environments; Eukaryotes in the microbiome.
Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.
The Tseng lab investigates ecological and evolutionary responses of populations and communities to novel environments. We test and refine theory related to predator-prey dynamics, body size variation, intra- and interspecific competition, and the maintenance of genetic variation, using laboratory and field experiments with freshwater plant and animal communities. We also use museum collections to investigate long term patterns in organism phenotype.