Metacommunity Ecosystem Function

Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems in Open Systems Postdoc Research with Morgan Ernest and Mathew Leibold “Community and ecosystem ecology often focuses on a single community, but communities are often linked because organisms disperse between them.  If dispersal changes the species composition and distribution of functional traits in…

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Spatial Structuring of Biodiversity

A comprehensive review of diversity congruence in community ecology An ongoing systematic review on ecological studies that measured more than one component of diversity (taxonomic, phylogenetic, functional). This project is being done in collaboration with Dr. Marten Winter, Esra Elfaki, Matthias Grenié, Alexander Ordynets, Cátia Lúcio Pereira, and Stefan Pinkert. This project was led…

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Vertebrate Community Assembly

Scale and Process: Primate and Non-Primate Mammal Community Composition and Diversity in Madagascar   The study of community assembly, or the processes that shape the occurrence of species in an ecological community, is a fundamental area of inquiry in ecology. Patterns in community composition and diversity are attributed to the…

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