December 10, 2018

Tesa Receives Mathius Grant to study how microhabitat and biotic interactions mediate range shifts along an elevational gradient!!

October 22, 2018

Erin and Jared Submit GRFPs! Fingers Crossed

July 03, 2018

Soren accepts Ph.D. position in Zurich!!

Soren is off to bigger end better things this October, we are very proud of him!!

July 02, 2018

Vina Varachhia joins the lab!

Hina joins the lab as part of UCR RISE program and will be doing research in the Forest Dynamics plot

May 24, 2018

Lisa and Shane join the lab!

Two new field technicians have joined the lab to help us set up the Forest Dynamics Plot. Welcome!!

May 21, 2018

Manuscript accepted at Ecology

Plant diversity and density predict belowground diversity and function in an early successional alpine ecosystem.

April 15, 2018

Ph.D. students Erin McCann and Tesa Madsen McQueen join the lab!

Erin and Tesa will be starting Fall 2018 and studying community ecology in southern California. Welcome!

April 15, 2019

Danielle Logan joins the lab!

Sophomore Danielle Logan has joined the lab to help on setting up our Forest Dynamics Plot. Welcome!

March 19, 2018

Jared and Marko receive grant to study early snow melt at the Niwot LTER

The focus of the Growing Length Experiment is to examine how terrain-related differences in climate exposure influence the way different alpine habitats respond to climate change via earlier snow melt. 

March 02, 2018

Manuscript accepted at Ecology

In collaboration with Chris Catano, Joe LaManna and Jonathan Myers we synthesized recent advances in trait-based ecology and biogeography to provide a framework that considers how differences in species-pool functional diversity (SPFD) across biogeographic regions and changes in SPFD through time within regions influence the relative importance of community assembly mechanisms and patterns of biodiversity. 

March 01, 2018

Manuscript accpeted at Ecology

Great work by Marina LaForgia leading this project! Over 22,000 seedlings identified from seedbank! Seeds of exotic annual grasses declined sharply in abundance during the drought while seeds of native annual forbs increased 

February 16, 2018

Blog has moved to Rapid Ecology

I stopped my blog and joined RapidEcology - a public venue for ecologists to have a voice. Please consider contributing. All are welcome! I will be running a series called "How I Work" where people at different career stages share their productivity tips.

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