We study how evolutionary processes structure biological communities. 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).
Department of Biological Sciences
Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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