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.”

ECR Feature: Purabi Deshpande on habitat use by over-wintering birds

Purabi Deshpande is undertaking her PhD at the University of Helinksi. She is an urban ecologist, with an interest in understanding how climate change and anthropogenic disturbance affect bird communities. Purabi shares her recent work on the interaction between climate and habitat on over-wintering bird abundance in Finland. Purabi, watching early spring migrants in winterContinue reading “ECR Feature: Purabi Deshpande on habitat use by over-wintering birds”

ECR feature: Amelia Bridges on deep-sea ecological gradients

Amelia Bridges is a postdoc at the University of Plymouth in the UK. She is a marine biologist interested in deep-sea ecology. Here, Amelia shares her recent work on seamount benthic community gradients. Dr Amelia Bridges presenting her research at the National Marine Aquarium. Personal links. Twitter | Website | Research Gate | Linkedln Institute.Continue reading “ECR feature: Amelia Bridges on deep-sea ecological gradients”

ECR feature: Pieter Sanczuk on plant range shifts under climate change.

Pieter Sanczuk is a PhD student at the Ghent University in Belgium. He is a botanist interested in forest microclimates. Here, Pieter shares his recent findings on the understorey plant species range dynamics under climate change. Pieter searching for bluebells transplanted 60 years ago (and 35 years before he was born). Although GPS coordinates wereContinue reading “ECR feature: Pieter Sanczuk on plant range shifts under climate change.”

ECR Feature: Paulina Meller on factors shaping diversity in geoxyles

Paulina Meller is finishing her PhD at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She studies the evolutionary forces that generate diversity in plants. Paulina shares her recent work on the environmental factors that have given rise to diversity in geoxyles, plants with disproportionately high below-ground woody biomass. Paulina Meller taking a break from digging in theContinue reading “ECR Feature: Paulina Meller on factors shaping diversity in geoxyles”

ECR Feature: Rodolfo de Oliveira Anderson on ecophysiology in skinks

Rodolfo is a PhD student at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is a herpetologist with an interest in physiology and biogeography. Rodolfo shares his recent work on the ecophysiological strategies used by an Australian skink, Lampropholis guichenoti, to survive in diverse, variable climatic conditions. Rodolfo on top of Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Personal. Twitter Institute. SchoolContinue reading “ECR Feature: Rodolfo de Oliveira Anderson on ecophysiology in skinks”