The lab returns from a wonderful day of talks, posters, and socializing at the 6th Annual St. Louis Ecology, Evolution & Conservation (SLEEC) Retreat at Principia College. Congratulations to Dilys and Joe on their presentations!

Vela Díaz, Dilys M., Marko J. Spasojevic, James W. Dalling, Sean M. McMahon, Benjamin L. Turner, Joseph A. LaManna, Jonathan A. Myers & the Center for Tropical Forest Science-Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) Network*. MacArthur’s niche hypotheses revisited: the role of niche space, niche breadth and niche overlap in explaining global patterns of species diversity. Saint Louis Ecology, Evolution and Conservation 6th Annual Retreat, Elsah, IL. *27 collaborators from 15 forest-dynamics plots in 9 countries (poster)

LaManna, Joseph A., Maranda L. Walton, Benjamin L. Turner, Dilys M. Vela Díaz, Jonathan A. Myers & the Center for Tropical Forest Science–Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) Network*. Negative density dependence, species relative abundance, and diversity-environment relationships across temperate and tropical forests. Saint Louis Ecology, Evolution and Conservation 6th Annual Retreat, Elsah, IL. *42 collaborators from 21 forest-dynamics plots in 9 countries (talk)