ECR Feature: Isabel Haro-Bilbao & Josh Thia on the use of genomics to identify fisheries stocks

Isabel Haro-Bilbao and Josh Thia met while completing their PhD’s at the University of Queensland, Australia. Both had interests in the ecology of marine organisms, which led them to collaborate on a project investigating genetic differentiation in the wahoo, a large, highly dispersive pelagic fish. Isabel and Josh share how they used population genomic approachesContinue reading “ECR Feature: Isabel Haro-Bilbao & Josh Thia on the use of genomics to identify fisheries stocks”

ECR Feature: Ruan van Mazijk on floral species-area relationships and environmental heterogeneity

Ruan van Mazijk is a Masters student at the University of Cape Town. He is broadly interested in the ecology and evolution of plants. Ruan shares his recent work on how environmental heterogeneity influences species-area relationships in floral species from the Greater Cape Floristic Region and the Southwest Australia Floristic Region. Ruan watching the sunsetContinue reading “ECR Feature: Ruan van Mazijk on floral species-area relationships and environmental heterogeneity”

ECr Feature: Leo Ohyama on species-area diversity relationships in ants

Leo Ohyama is currently working toward his PhD at the University of Florida. He is an ecologist broadly interested in processes that shape the distribution of biodiversity. Leo shares his recent work on how species divesity scales across space in ant species across the globe. Leo digging for ants in the flatwoods of Florida, USAContinue reading “ECr Feature: Leo Ohyama on species-area diversity relationships in ants”

ECR feature: Lucas Neves Perillo on megadiversity on ancient tropical mountains

Lucas Neves Perillo is a postdoc at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil. He is a biologist interested in conservation and science communication. Here, Lucas shares his recent work on disentangling the effects of latitudinal and elevational gradients on bee, wasp, and ant diversity in an ancient neotropical mountain range. Lucas Neves PerilloContinue reading “ECR feature: Lucas Neves Perillo on megadiversity on ancient tropical mountains”

ECR feature: Ryan Briscoe Runquist on predicting invasion risk

Ryan Briscoe Runquist is a postdoc at the University of Minnesota in the USA. She is an evolutionary ecologist interested in invasive species and their potential impacts in a changing world. Here, Ryan shares her recent work on predicting invasive species range expansion using Joint Species Distribution Model. R. Briscoe Runquist in front of aContinue reading “ECR feature: Ryan Briscoe Runquist on predicting invasion risk”

ECR feature: Brooks Kohli on the role of abiotic filters and competition assembling small mammals communities

Brooks Kohli is a postdoc at Ohio State University in the USA. He is an ecologist interested in understanding small mammal diversity and distribution. Here, Brooks shares his recent work on small mammal trait-base tests to reveal the importance of abiotic filters. Brooks Kohli, from the summit of Bald Mountain (in Great Basin National Park,Continue reading “ECR feature: Brooks Kohli on the role of abiotic filters and competition assembling small mammals communities”

ECR feature: Costanza Geppert on contrasting native and non-native plants responses

Costanza Geppert is a PhD student at the University of Padua in Italy. She is a conservation ecologist interested in the effects of global change on biodiversity. Here, Costanza shares her recent work on the drivers of plant redistribution in mountainous areas under global change. Costanza Geppert Personal links. ResearchGate | GoogleScholar | Research GroupContinue reading “ECR feature: Costanza Geppert on contrasting native and non-native plants responses”

ECR Feature: Shahan Derkarabetian on the biogeography of opilionoid arachnids

Shahan is a postdoc at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. He is a systematic and evolutionary biologist with a keen interest in Opiliones, an order of arachnids. Shahan shares his recent work on the opilionoid family, Triaenonychidae, investigating the role of geological events and past climate on their geographical distribution. Shahan Derkarabetian siftingContinue reading “ECR Feature: Shahan Derkarabetian on the biogeography of opilionoid arachnids”

ECR Feature: Jacob Suissa on the diversity of tropical montane ferns

Jacob Suissa is a PhD candidate at Harvard University. His major research interest is in the evolution of plants, particularly ferns. Jacob shares his recent work that has utilised vast herbarium records to understand global diversity in montane fern assemblages. Jacob in the Tepui’s in the Brazilian highlands. Links. Webpage | Instagram Institute. Harvard UniversityContinue reading “ECR Feature: Jacob Suissa on the diversity of tropical montane ferns”

ECR Feature: Thiago Laranjeiras on avian diversity in Amazonian floodplains

Thiago Laranjeiras is an an environmental analyst at Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade. He is a biogeographer with a keen interest in the ecology and biodiversity of birds. Thiago shares his recent work on transitions in avifauna communities across floodplain habitats in the Amazon. Name. Thiago Orsi Laranjeiras Personal links. Web page |Continue reading “ECR Feature: Thiago Laranjeiras on avian diversity in Amazonian floodplains”