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.

Paul Harrison

Ecology and Marine Biology.

Sean Michaletz

Plant physiological ecology, macroecology, fire behavior and effects

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

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.