Biology is fundamental to our changing world. The 21st century challenge for our students, our scholars, and the greater society is to understand our place in this changing world and to create fundamental knowledge for informed policies, economies, and social structure.

Upcoming Events

Mutualism: What Do We Know, and Where Do We Go From Here?


In this talk, I review the history of the study of mutualism, a field that has only coalesced in the past twenty years. I will identify six major research directions. I will then present our own recent work on one…

Mutualisms to scale: how ant-plant mutualisms increase diversity and impact the carbon cycle



Mutually beneficial interactions between species (i.e., mutualisms) are well known drivers of (co)evolution and of changes in the structure of ecological interaction networks, but the effects of mutualisms…

Graduate Student Talks


talk abstracts & zoom link to come

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