Papers, fieldwork, and more summer fun

This summer has been a wonderful chance to work together and celebrate projects coming to fruition.

New papers led by Jesse Miller on how different flowering guilds respond to landscape spatial structure and the relationship between plant and consumer richness in the Ozark glades are coming out. Wonderful group of undergraduates in the lab measuring gazillions of functional traits. Incredible team sampled long-term change in our plant community assembly and restoration plots across the southeast.

Saw amazing flora and fauna – including gopher tortoises and the largest mosquitoes we have ever seen.

Was wonderful to have the whole lab together in the southeast. Dill Pickle potato chips kept us going in 100+ F, humid conditions! And, we built an impromptu plant press out of cutting boards. We love field work!



Postdoc position in community assembly and restoration open

We have a new postdoc opening to study the assembly and limitations to recovery of longleaf pine understory plant communities. This project is in collaboration with John Orrock (University of Wisconsin) and Lars Brudvig (Michigan State University), and with funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). Full application details here: serdp-postdoc-ad-2017