Smith Lab

The overarching goal of my lab’s research is to better understand the consequences of human-caused global changes. We address long-standing, yet highly relevant questions about the functional roles of species in ecosystems, the causes and impacts of loss and gain of genetic and species diversity (at the population, community and ecosystem level), the factors that influence species coexistence and patterns of species abundance, and the relative strength of bottom-up (resources) vs. top-down (consumers) controls in structuring communities

ESA 2014

Sally Koerner, Qiang Yu, Francis Chaves, John Dietrich, and Ava Hoffman have been accepted to present at Ecological Society of America’s 99th annual meeting in Sacramento, CA. Congratulations!