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

Fall 2022 Graduate Showcase

Alex, Carina and Mary presented their research at the Graduate Showcase on November 16. Carina won the New Graduate Student Award! Congrats all!

LTER All Scientist’s Meeting

In September, Smith lab members got a chance to go to the LTER All Scientists Meeting 2022 in sunny California!!

New Postdoc in the lab

We are pleased to announce that Tim Ohlert is joining the Smith Lab in Fall 2022 as our new postdoc. Check out his website for more about his research!