We are a research group studying the processes that determine the distributions of species and composition of communities in forest and rangeland ecosystems. This work has become more challenging and more urgent in this era of rapid global changes. Climate change and unprecedented rates of species’ movement around the globe (biological invasions) are creating many “novel ecosystems”. We use these changes as natural experiments to understand ecosystems, while also building capacity to predict changes in the coming decades. We use field experiments, greenhouse experiments, theory, and demographic and statistical modeling that can test hypotheses and quantify processes at different spatial and temporal scales.
Have a look around at the projects we are working on and if you’re interested in contributing, joining us, or collaborating, please get in touch.