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
Student Learning: Transitions to learning in university, student attitudes toward learning in science, student 'misconceptions', efficacy of inquiry-based learning, self-regulation of learning.
Intertidal and Plant Ecology: Interactions between native and introduced species.
|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 investigate processes that underlie population and community responses to changing environments. Our current focus is on understanding and predicting community-wide responses to warming. We develop and test broad conceptual frameworks using laboratory and field experiments with insects and plankton communities.