Ecology

NameResearch 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

Laura Wegener Parfrey

Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome

Philippe Tortell
Michelle Tseng

Aquatic and Insect Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • ​​We investigate the effect of changing environments on insect and aquatic communities
  • We use field and laboratory experiments, syntheses of published literature, and natural history collections to investigate ecological and evolutionary responses to climate and habitat change
  • Our work is grounded in ecological and evolutionary theory and we tackle both basic and applied questions