Work in progress!

Spatial Ecology is the study of the geographic processes that influence the composition, structure, and dynamics of populations and communities. For example, the migration of individuals across the landscape has many profound effects on species communities. The movement of organisms can spread disease, initiate invasions, transport nutrients from one habitat to another, and helps to maintain local biodiversity. Geographic variation in climate patterns can promote the regional coexistence of competing species and influence the rate of species invasions.

In future, this page will describe in detail my spatial ecology interests and projects, including restricted randomization, metacommunity dynamics, and models for the spread of invasive species. Meanwhile, please have a look at this page. And please check back soon for updated content!

color map of randomization effects

Last updated: January 9, 2007.