ECR feature: Adriana Uscanga on the origins of tropical sky-islands arthropod communities

Adriana Uscanga is a PhD candidate at the University of Oregon in the US. She is an ecologist interested in unveiling the evolutionary drivers shaping biodiversity distribution in tropical mountains. Here, Adriana shares her recent work on evaluating colonization routes of newly emerged high-elevation habitats. Adriana Uscanga is a PhD candidate at the University ofContinue reading “ECR feature: Adriana Uscanga on the origins of tropical sky-islands arthropod communities”

ECR feature: Cindy Paquette on geographical gradients shaping zooplankton distribution

Cindy Paquette is a PhD student at the University of Quebec in Canada. She is an aquatic ecologist interested in the impact of climate change and human activities on lake aquatic environments. Here, Cindy shares her recent work on how zooplankton are structured at different spatial scales. Cindy Paquette collecting zooplankton in Lac Croche (StationContinue reading “ECR feature: Cindy Paquette on geographical gradients shaping zooplankton distribution”

ECR feature: Marcos Vinicius Dantas-Queiroz on the diversification in ancient neotropical mountains

Marcos Vinicius Dantas-Queiroz is a PhD from the São Paulo State University in Brazil. He is a botanist interested in linking microevolutionary processes to macroevolutionary patterns. Here, Marcos shares his recent work on the phylogeography of ancient neotropical mountains. Personal links. Personal website | Twitter Marcos Vinicius Dantas-Queiroz during lab work. Institute. São Paulo StateContinue reading “ECR feature: Marcos Vinicius Dantas-Queiroz on the diversification in ancient neotropical mountains”

ECR Feature: Kevin Ma on the abundance and distribution of invasive mussels

Kevin Ma is a postdoc at Rhodes University. He is a biogeographer with an interest in marine organisms and their spatial structure. Kevin shares his recent work on the distribution of the invasive mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis, in South Africa. Kevin, sampling mussels during low tide. Links. Twitter | GoogleScholar | Webpage Institute. Rhodes University, SouthContinue reading “ECR Feature: Kevin Ma on the abundance and distribution of invasive mussels”

ECR feature: Joshua Hallas on the influence of historical biogeography and current environmental variation on patterns of genetic diversity.

Joshua Hallas is a PhD student at the University of Nevada in the USA. He is an evolutionary biologist interested in how environmental variation and natural histories mediate population structure, local adaptation, and genetic differentiation through time. Here, Joshua shares his recent work on the population genetics of the Western terrestrial garter snake. Joshua HallasContinue reading “ECR feature: Joshua Hallas on the influence of historical biogeography and current environmental variation on patterns of genetic diversity.”

ECR feature: Mekala Sundaram on the climatic influence of conifers biodiversity

Mekala Sundaram is a postdoc at the University of Georgia in the USA. She is an ecologist interested in unveiling macroecological patterns. Here, Mekala shares her recent work on the influence of current and past climate on the global biodiversity of conifers. Mekala Sundaram is an ecologist working on the global diversity of conifers. PersonalContinue reading “ECR feature: Mekala Sundaram on the climatic influence of conifers biodiversity”

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”