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Ecology and evolutionary biology; the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation through recent changes to the environment.
My research examines the effects of human activity on global biodiversity, with emphases on (1) the behavioral responses of animals to human presence, (2) the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on predator-prey and other species interactions, and (3) the socio-ecological dynamics of conservation and coexistence. This work involves large-scale data synthesis and meta-analyses, and local field studies in North America and Africa.
Ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology, macroecology, scaling, fire behaviour and effects.
|Laura Wegener Parfrey||
Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome
NEW: *We have funding for 1 MSc student to study the relationship between tree traits, microbes, and insect diversity. Please email me for more information.
Aquatic and Insect Ecology and Evolutionary Biology