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

--    Yea!  Hot sweaty summer field work with wonderful student volunteersfield work volunteers

--    Looking for a postdoc on a new NSF grant organized by Casey terHorst.  Prefer candidates with background in microbial ecology and interests in community ecology, evolutionary ecology, or eco-evo feedbacks.  See contact information for Casey terHorst in blurb or check Casey's webpages
--    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 (<----)
--    Abigail Pastore is now in Australia where is working with Margie Mayfield at the University of Queensland.  graduation
--    Will Ryan is now a postdoc at the University of Alabama with Stacy Krueger-Hadfield.  Just garnered an NIH postdoc.
--    Jamie Kneitel has just returned from a stimulating a year in Israel on a Fullbright.  Pretty cool.
--    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.