Faculty Members in Ecology
Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits and rarity; population dynamics and community structure.
Ecology and Marine Biology.
|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.