- Biological — Microbial — Physiology / Organismal biology
- Biological — Microbial — Population dynamics and monitoring
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Our laboratory group seeks to uncover the general principles that organize ecological communities and ecosystems. We focus on phytoplankton and zooplankton. Recent and ongoing projects include: (1) developing and testing models of the vertical distribution of phytoplankton; (2) understanding the role of spatial heterogeneity on species competition and coexistence; (3) determining the causes of seasonal succession in plankton communities; (4) applying game theoretical approaches to models of community assembly; (5) explaining different sources of variation in the elemental stoichiometry of phytoplankton; and (6) exploring the dynamics of nonlinear food web modules.