ECR Feature: Felipe Vieira de Freitas on bee diversity

Felipe is a postdoc at Washington State University. He uses phylogenetics to study the evolution of bees. Felipe shares his recent work on the origins and unusual antitropical diversity of Eucerinae bees. (left) Collecting bees in the Atacama Desert – Chile. (right) At the USDA bee lab in Utah, trying to understand the protocols forContinue reading “ECR Feature: Felipe Vieira de Freitas on bee diversity”

ECR feature: Waleska Elizangela dos Santos Barbosa

Waleska Barbosa is a PhD student at the National Institute of Amazonian Research in Manaus, Brazil. She is an ecologist interested in the evolutionary history of Amazonian birds. Here, Waleska shares her recent work on species historical demography and habitat associations along Amazonian floodplains. Waleska Barbosa on the observation tower at the Amazonian Museum (MuseuContinue reading “ECR feature: Waleska Elizangela dos Santos Barbosa”

ECR feature: Leilton Willians Luna

Leilton W. Luna is a postdoc at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a biologist with a broad interest in how species adapt, diversify, and become extinct. Here, Leilton shares his recent work on birds of the Amazonian floodplains. Leilton Luna doing research or just having fun bird watching. Personal links. Twitter | Personal websiteContinue reading “ECR feature: Leilton Willians Luna”

ECR feature: Emily Booth on the evolution of Australian freshwater fishes

Emily Booth is a PhD student at the Flinders University in Australia. She is a molecular ecologist interested in understanding the effects of climate changes on the evolution of species. Here, Emily shares her recent work on the ‘genomic vulnerability’ of Australian freshwater fishes to climate change. Emily Booth during fieldwork in Australia. Personal links.Continue reading “ECR feature: Emily Booth on the evolution of Australian freshwater fishes”

ECR Feature: Raphael S. von Büren on range limits in alpine plants

Raphael S. von Büren recently completed his Masters at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is an alpine ecologist with particular interests in the ecophysiology of plants. Raphael shares his recent work on the environmental factors influencing the range distribution of alpine plants. (left) Portrait Raphael von Büren. Photo credit: Raphael von Büren. (right) ResearchContinue reading “ECR Feature: Raphael S. von Büren on range limits in alpine plants”

ECR Feature: Nicky Lustenhouwer on niche shifts in invasive plants

Nicky Lustenhouwer is a postdoc at the University of Aberdeen. She is an evolutionary ecologist interested in range expansions and invasive organisms. Nicky shares her recent work on the relative roles of climate change tracking versus niche evolution in the spread of an invasive weed. Nicky Lustenhouwer with a particularly large individual of Dittrichia graveolensContinue reading “ECR Feature: Nicky Lustenhouwer on niche shifts in invasive plants”

ECR Feature: Tom Radomski on the Rapoport Effect in North American salamanders

Tom Radomski is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota. He is a biogeographer with an interest in the range size and limits of salamanders. Tom shares his recent work on the “Rapoport Effect” in North American salamanders. Tom Radomski Personal links. Twitter. Institute. University of Minnesota. Academic life stage. PhD candidate. Major researchContinue reading “ECR Feature: Tom Radomski on the Rapoport Effect in North American salamanders”

ECR feature: Marco Camaiti on the morphology and ecology of skink lizards

Marco Camaiti is a PhD student at the Monash University in Australia. He is a herpetologist interested in the evolution of vertebrate diversity. Here, Marco shares his recent work on limb reduction and loss in skink lizards. Marco Camaiti during fieldwork in Australia. Personal links. Twitter Institute. School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Australia AcademicContinue reading “ECR feature: Marco Camaiti on the morphology and ecology of skink lizards”

ECR feature: Rodolfo Anderson on lizard reponses to global warming

Rodolfo Anderson has just finished his PhD at the Monash University in Australia. He is an ecophysiologist interested in understanding the factors underlying the distribution of ectotherms. Here, Rodolfo shares his recent work on geographical correlates of the vulnerability of lizards to climate change. Rodolfo at the Itatiaia National Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Personal links.Continue reading “ECR feature: Rodolfo Anderson on lizard reponses to global warming”

ECR feature: Emily Schumacher on temporal climatic responses of the butternut tree.

Emily Schumacher is a research assistant at the Morton Arboretum in the USA. She is a conservation biologist interested in using genetic tools to infer tree restoration measures. Here, Emily shares her recent work on temporal climatic effects on the butternuts. Emily Schumacher with butternut tree at the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL. Personal links. TwitterContinue reading “ECR feature: Emily Schumacher on temporal climatic responses of the butternut tree.”