Research

DSC_0756_peqThe main interst of our lab is the ecology of interspecific interactions. We seek to understand the ecological causes and consequences of biotic interactions and how they respond to human-caused environmental changes. Our research is motivated by questions that lead us to combine a variety of approaches, including field observational studies, manipulative experiments, computer simulations, meta-analyses of data from the literature, mathematical models, and conceptual work with pen and paper. We work mainly with plants and insects (bees and other pollinators, ants), but we are open to studying other kinds of organisms if the question requires it. Our current interests include the structure and dynamics of ecological networks, the functioning and conservation of plant-animal mutualisms, the ecology of biological invasions, and more!


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Word cloud of the most common concept words in the titles and abstracts of our publications. Drawn with R package wordcloud. Last update: 3 June, 2015.