Assistant Professor

Marko J. Spasojevic

Ph.D. 2010 University of California Irvine, Irvine CA. School of Biological Sciences. Dissertation: “Species, trait, and phylogenetic associations in the alpine tundra: insights into the processes that affect community composition”. Advisor: Dr. Katharine N. Suding

B.S. 2004 University of Washington, Seattle WA. Major: Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation)

A.S. 2002 Shoreline Community College, Seattle WA.


Research Interests: Community assembly, Plant functional traits, Biogeography, Global change, Plant-Soil interactions, Plant hemiparasites.


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Graduate students

Jared Anderson-Huxley

B.S. 2013 Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA. 


Research Interests: Community Ecology, Biogeography, and Global Change Biology

Tesa Madsen-McQueen

M.S. 2018 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

B.S. 2015 Environmental Plant Science, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 


Research Interests: Community Ecology, Arid Ecosystems, and Global Change Biology 

Erin McCann

B.S. 2011 Biology, (minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science) Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem N.C.


Research Interests: Community Ecology, Species distributions, and Global Change Biology


Michel Au

B.S. In progress University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA. Major: Biology 

Advyth Ramachandran 

B.S. In progress University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA. Major: Biology 


Dan Logan (Undergradaute, 2019-2020), 
Lisa Schauer (Lab Manager, Technician 2018-2019)
Shane McFaul (Technician 2018-2019)
Miguel Solis (Undergraduate 2017-2018, Technician 2018-2019)
Martin Arceo (Undergraduate 2016-2017), undergraduate UCSD  
Soren Weber (Lab Manager 2016-2018), PhD Student in Zurich 
Hina Varachhia (Undergraduate 2018-2019) 
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