Experiments and projects investigating response to disturbance and stress


Creation of miniature grasslands as means of Integrated Pest Management on “green streets” in NYC (Brooklyn): Pilot study to determine feasibility and impact on planted shrubs.

Cooperator: Robert McLean, NY Parks and Recreation

Student Investigator: open



The 1st amendment to the 3rd rule of assembly: community evolution: Implication for community development and invasive species.

Cooperator: Peter Morin

Student Investigator: Mark June-Wells, Ph.D track



Novel communities in an urban wildland: static and dynamic borders between stands of sympatric and allopatric plants

Cooperator: Frank Gallagher/Liberty SP, Amitabha Bose

Student Investigator: Mark June-Wells, Gregg Burdulis



Community invasibility: the role of propagule pressure and

species richness – a microcosm experiment

Advisors: Douglas Morrison, Peter Morin

Student Investigator: Caroline Maier, Ph.D. track



Effects of pollution on birds in an urban wildland: attractive nuisance or urban oasis?

Student Investigator: Charles Hofer



Community dynamics in sheltered shrub canopies and exposed intershrub sites in the Mojave

Hadas Parag



Long-term population dynamics of native and invasive annual species in the Mojave Desert.  Description and modeling of annual-shrub interaction



Effects of annuals on two dominant shrub species in contrasting years (Lucerne Valley/Sheep Pass)



Sex and climate change: dynamic sex ratio of an monoecious shrub in the borderland between Mediterranean and deserts

Cooperators: Katja Tielboerger, Marcelo Sternberg



Community affinity of plants and climate change

Cooperators: Dan Malkinson, Marcelo Sternberg



Invasion and climate change: BSF proposal (Nov 2006)

Cooperator: Marcelo Sternberg




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