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Nonrandom seed dispersal by lemur frugivores: mechanism, patterns and impacts
Frugivores act as seed-dispersal agents in many ecosystems. Thus, understanding the roles and impacts of seed dispersal by frugivores is important to understand the structure and diversity maintenance of plant communities. ...
EVOLUTION OF GENOME ORGANIZATION IN ANIMALS AND YEASTS
This dissertation focus on one fundamental question: Does it matter where a gene reside on a chromosome? To answer this question, we further asked two questions that are more lineage-specific: Could the large-scale patterns ...
Population Dynamics of Heritable Symbionts when Accounting for the Life History Complexity of their Host
I developed theory and experiments to understand how complex life cycles of a host affect the dynamics of their heritable symbionts, important ecological and evolutionary agents. With symbiont persistence and prevalence ...
Comparative Genomics of Cephalochordates
Cephalochordates, commonly known as lancelets or amphioxus, represent an ancient chordate lineage falling at the boundary between invertebrates and vertebrates. They are considered the best living proxy for the common ...
Multiple invasions: invader interactions and multiple anthropogenic factors in wetland communities
Ecosystems invaded by one invader often contain abundant populations of other invaders. This may reflect facilitative invader interactions, common response to anthropogenic factors (nutrient enrichment and/or climate ...