Biodiversity

Biodiversity

I am generally interested in the ecological and evolutionary processes that structure the patterns of species and genetic diversity that we see in the world around us. Understanding how basic, individual-level interactions between species in their environments scale up to create complex patterns of diversity will aid our applied efforts to conserve biodiversity and manage our ecosystem impacts.

Projects:

  • Rhizosphere fungal diversity across wild plant populations (Finland)
  • Genetic diversity across populations of a plant pathogen (Finland)
  • Rhizosphere fungal and bacterial diversity in a tropical tree population (Panama)
  • Plant species diversity resulting from genotype-specific soil microbes (Panama)
  • Temperate tree species diversity resulting from environment and land use (United States)
  • Meta-analysis of evidence for the Janzen-Connell hypothesis (i.e., that herbivores and pathogens structure plant species diversity) (Global)