Investigative evolutionary ecology
Why has dioecy evolved over 100 times in flowering plants, but still only accounts for 6% of species?
How do climate, biological and socioeconomic factors such as farmer behaviour and preferences influence plant and animal populations on farmland?
Department of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
318 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Andrew defends his Honors thesis... and passes!
Andrew Muehleisen (lab undergrad) research is featured on OSU forum website.
Another successful trip to Yasuni, starting a couple of new projects.
Exciting BES annual meeting in Birmingham, UK.
A new NatGeo article on Yasuni is out!
Paper round-up - recent papers published in Oecologia, BMC Ecology and Journal of Tropical Forest Science.
Andrew presents his findings at the OSU Undergrad Research Forum.
OSU changes to semesters ... Juan Penagos and Raleigh Ricart start their graduate studies ... hello all 178 Bio 1114 students!
Catch the last afternoon of the CTFS workshop in Seattle, followed by ESA: some great talks and old friends
A great trip to my long-term field site in Yasuni, Amazonian Ecuador. Andrew Muehleisen officially joins the lab, and heads south to look at extra-floral nectaries.
Tropical Ecology Field course in Panama. 15 students out; 15 students in.
Laura Mason joins the lab as a research assistant.
Matilda Queenborough joins the lab. It will be a few years before she is collecting data, though...
I start at The Ohio State University!
Another successful R course in Bangalore, India!
1 June 1020
CNN report on Yasuni
26 April 2010
A special issue of Tropical Conservation Science will synthesis data on the Myristicaceae
7-9 April 2010
BESTEG Early Career Researcher Meeting - fabulous meeting with 45+ delegates, Anne Chao, Owen Lewis & Francis Gilbert
12 Feb 2010
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR BESTEG MEETING 7-9 APRIL 2010
27 Jan 10
I moved to NCEAS, Santa Barbara
22 Jan 10
A paper on the global biodiversity significance of Yasuni, and associated NY Times article
15 Sept 09
I am the new Secretary of the BES Tropical Ecology Group! Thanks to Will Gosling for all his hard work
Note new website address: http:www.britishecologicalsociety.org/tropical
A very successful BES meeting, with a good session in functional traits
My papers on Taxonomic scale of niche partitioning published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B; and breeding systems and altitudinal transects accepted in Journal of Biogeography
23 April 09
A new film about oil exploration in the Amazon: http://www.crudethemovie.com/
23 Jan 09
'Life History and Functional Trait Variation in Tropical Systems' Thematic Topic at the BES Annual Meeting 8-10th Sept 09. Keynote: Ian Wright (Macquarie University)... [more]
9 Jan 09
Breeding systems and seed mass paper accepted in Journal of Ecology!
7 Jan 09
Socio-economics and ecology modelling review accepted by Journal of Applied Ecology
26 Oct 08
Early Career Researcher Tropical Ecology meeting, Manchester University 30-31st March 2009
15 Oct 08
An article on the oil exploration of my field site in Ecuador; Yasuni National Park.
US electoral projections done in a proper statistical fashion!