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

--    Maggie Vogel successfully defended her dissertation.  Congrats Dr. Vogel!


--    New pub from Maggie Vogel in PLOS on seagrass phyllospheres off St. Marks.

--    2020 Field season has started.  We sampled pitchers at Crystal bog on 11 Jan 2020.f

--    St. George census was completed for the 20th year on October 27th.  Many thanks to the >20 volunteers, especially including the 2019 class of new EE grad students.  Here is the crew on Day 2.asdf

--    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.