NSF CAREER award. We are happy to announce a new five-year grant for research, education, and outreach. In this project, we will study the differences and similarities in forest dynamics across biomes. We will use our findings to determine the effects of the differences in forest dynamics
Our paper on the likely important role of lower performance of the largest trees in temperate forest dynamics is out now in Forest Ecology and Management. This work on the Wind River forest dynamics plots was led by our own Emily Francis and done in collaboration with the fantastic Jim Lutz. We combined LiDAR data, traditional Read more about New paper on temperate forest dynamics
Dana is a new research associate that will be working on our project in collaboration with Daniella Rempe, Amy Wolf, Tim Keitt, and Ashley Matheny. She will be studying how plants access water and move carbon around in rocky Texas landscapes.
With funding from the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute, we announce a position for a postdoctoral researcher to work with our integrative team to study ecohydrology in rocky ecosystems. The work will involve a combination of ecological and hydrologic data analysis, theory, and simulations and could include geospatial analysis and fieldwork in the Texas hill country. Candidates with a history of working across fields of ecology and hydrology are particularly encouraged. However, a strong interest in interdisciplinary work is all that is required.
This fall we have three new gradutate students and two new postdocs joining the lab! Welcome Damla Cinoglu, Devin Grobert, Chase Rakowski, Robin Decker, and Emily Francis. Everyone's bios will be up on the people page soon. Read more about New Lab Members!
Postdoctoral opportunity in plant ecology at UT Austin
Our ability to predict future ecosystem functioning and to accurately manage ecosystems is limited by our understanding of plant ecology. In particular, we struggle to connect the scales of individual plants to landscape dynamics and global patterns.