Evolutionary ecology of communities

I’m currently recruiting graduate students for Fall 2018. Check the “Join Us” page for more information!

We study the causes, consequences, and maintenance of biological diversity. Our research integrates studies on (1) how interactions between species evolve, (2) what factors promote and constrain microevolutionary processes, especially natural selection, and (3) how ecological and evolutionary dynamics are entwined to shape species coexistence.  Our work combines theoretical explorations of these themes with experimental, observational, and meta-analytical studies. Most of our empirical work is conducted using damselflies (an awesome predatory aquatic insect).

Contact information:

Department of Biological Sciences
Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Email: amsiepie@uark.edu

Photo credit: S. Krotzer

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