Faculty Members in Ecology

Name Research abstract
Amy Angert

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

Paul Harrison

Ecology and Marine Biology.

Laura Wegener Parfrey

Eukaryotic microbial ecology in coastal environments; 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.