Our lab studies how spatial structure, landscape heterogeneity, and movement patterns alter population dynamics and community stability. We apply mathematical techniques and tools from complex systems science to understand broad-scale patterns in diversity and species interactions. We aim to tie community ecology to restoration and conservation using a variety of field observations, microcosm experiments, and modeling approaches.
Janette Davidson, Andrew Sieben, and incoming postdoc Melissa DeSiervo will be presenting virtually at ESA 2020! Check out their talks/posters:
Janette: Modeling the resistance and resilience of synchronous and compensatory communities to invasion
Cath: Coexistence modelling in diverse natural systems: Bringing biological realism through demographic stochasticity and facilitation
Andrew: Quantifying the mechanisms that structure pathogen diversity: Extending modern coexistence theory to disease ecology
Melissa: Is a good place to be a larva a good place to be an adult mosquito?
Lauren recently gave a webinar as the Ecology Letters Early Career Researcher Award recipient. You can see the talk here (registration required).