Faculty Members in Ecology

Name Research abstract
Amy Angert

Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits and rarity; population dynamics and community structure.

Jonathan Davies

Ecology and evolutionary biology; the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation through recent changes to the environment.

Sean Michaletz

Plant physiological ecology, macroecology, fire behavior and effects

Kathy Nomme

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

Philippe Tortell

Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.

Michelle Tseng

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.