ecology and evolution of communities

Our group is interested in a variety of questions from community ecology and evolutionary biology, including evolution in community contexts in microbial systems, ecology of barrier island vegetation, and  marine work on the ecology of seagrass and anemones. While maintaining a basic interest in understanding how the world around us works, we are also concerned about practical applications of our research for conservation and environmental biology. We hope that you will spend some time learning about us and our research. I can be contacted by e-mail at:

News and activities

--    Lots of new pubs, including Will's paper in The American Naturalist, Tom and Abigail's group paper in American Naturalits (thanks to Casey terHorst), and Erin Canter et al.'s paper in Ecology.  Check out the New Pubs (<----)
--    Maggie Vogel flew through her prelims and is now a doctoral candidate.
--    Abigail Pastore has graduated and is off to Australia where is working with Margie Mayfield at the University of Queensland.  graduation
--    Will Ryan successfully defended his Ph.D.  Yay!  He is now postdoc at the University of Alabama with Stacy Krueger-Hadfield.
--    Jamie Kneitel has been awarded he University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for faculty at Cal. State Sacramento.  And, he has a Fulbright to work next year in Israel.  Pretty cool.
--    Maggie Vogel and Will Ryan both are awarded Mote graduate fellowships for the summer!
--    I really appreciate the goals of this paper and enjoyed working with this group of authors.  It is nice to see long-term studies appreciated and promoted.
--    The dune work is discussed on the Springer Life Science blog!  Apparently Miller, Gornish, and Buckley 2010 is sufficiently cited to draw attention.