- Biological — General Community Structures — Connectivity and fragmentation
- Biological — General Community Structures — Food web ecology
- Biological — General Community Structures — Cumulative human impacts
- Biological — General Community Structures — Whole system community dynamics and modeling
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Kohler's research focuses on the nature of interactions among species and the consequences of these interactions for the dynamics of populations and the structure of communities. These questions are addressed with experimental and observational approaches over a broad range of temporal and spatial scales, using trout streams as a model system. His team is using replicated, long-term whole-stream perturbations, brought about by the disease-induced collapse of populations of a dominant competitor, to address questions regarding the Effects of biotic processes and disturbance on the food web structure, Importance of disease in the dynamics of host populations and the structure and dynamics of communities and the Resilience of communities to perturbations in food web structure.