Our group is interested in the processes that maintain biodiversity in natural ecosystems (particularly in the tropics) and how human activity might affect this biodiversity. We also investigate the role of biodiversity in the provision of ecosystem functions and services. Our research focuses on four, interconnected, questions:
- What mechanisms maintain biodiversity in natural systems?
- How is anthropogenic environmental change affecting biodiversity?
- How does anthropogenic environmental change affect the processes that maintain species coexistence?
- How does biodiversity influence ecosystem functioning and in particular the simultaneous provision of multiple ecosystem services?
- James Mickley moves to Oregon State as herbarium curator September 2, 2020
- Val Milici lands a Smithsonian Institution pre-doctoral fellowship! September 2, 2020
- Review led by Val on how rainfall gradients affect pathogen-plant interactions out in Journal of Ecology September 2, 2020
- New paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution December 20, 2019
- New paper on ecosystem multifunctionality in Trends in Plant Science July 18, 2019