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The Consequences of Plant Species Diversity and Genetic Diversity for Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Plant species diversity plays an important role in structuring communities and mediating ecosystem processes. Experiments have shown increasing plant species richness increases primary productivity, arthropod species ...
Kinship and the evolution of altruism in social amoebae and A model for the evolution of kin-limited interactions
For decades, social amoebae have served as a model supporting broader theories of social behavior. Owing to their peculiar aggregative life cycle, it has seemed reasonable altruism in social amoebae is possible because ...
Examining competitive interaction between Rasberry crazy ants (Paratrechina sp.nr. pubens) and red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) using laboratory and field studies
Studying nonnative species soon after their introduction is critical to understanding their risk of becoming widely invasive and determining effective methods of control. I conducted laboratory and field experiments on the ...