Chris publishes his first dissertation chapter in Ecology Letters!
Catano, Christopher P., Timothy L. Dickson & Jonathan A. Myers. 2017. Dispersal and neutral sampling mediate contingent effects of disturbance on plant beta-diversity: A meta-analysis. Ecology Letters (In Press). Abstract Early View
Congratulations to our 2016 Tyson Environmental Research Fellows (TERF)–Calvin Schaefer (Metro Academic and Classical High School), Devin Haas (Marquette High School), Hayley Huntley (Eureka Senior High School), and Mya Miranda (Hazelwood West High School)–on their excellent research presentations and posters at the TERF Research Symposium!
An adaptation of our recent paper in Global Change Biology (Fisher et al. 2016) was published in Science Journal for Kids / Environmental Science Journal for Teens!
The Mangan and Myers Labs co-host a departmental social event with a “tropical biology” theme, featuring empanadas, patacones, plátanos maduros, Latin music, and vintage portraits of the hosts in the field.
Congratulations to Ashley on her outstanding poster presentation at the Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium!
Knudson, Ashley, Christopher P. Catano & Jonathan A. Myers. 2016. Biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships are mediated by the environment and functional-trait assembly. Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO.
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)
Congratulations to the Tyson Research Center Forest Team for another successful and highly productive summer field season! Our 2016 team included 6 undergraduate fellows (Adam Vorel, Alexandra Porter, Ashley Knudson, Camila Chiriboga, Iris Seto & Vincent Spradling), 4 high school fellows (Calvin Schaefer, Devin Haas, Hayley Huntley & Mya Miranda), 4 technicians (Aaron Steinberg, Becky Roper, Jocelyn Frazelle & Maranda Walton), 2 graduate students (Chris Catano & Dilys Vela) and 1 postdoc (Joe LaManna). Many thanks to everyone for a great summer! Photo: June 2016 (Not pictured: Calvin Schaefer, Dilys Vela, Mya Miranda)
Joe presents a talk on negative density dependence and diversity-environment relationships at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Check out his abstract here: https://eco.confex.com/eco/2016/webprogram/Paper59755.html
Jonathan attends a Center for Tropical Forest Science-Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) Workshop on “Integrating functional, phylogenetic and genetic components of diversity for an improved understanding of forest structure, dynamics, and change” in Hainan, China. The workshop participants included 65 participants from 20 countries spanning North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Check out some photos from the workshop on the CTFS blog: http://ctfsnews.blogspot.com/2016/08/workshop-fosters-cooperation-and.html