Associate Prof. Wei Wang, Peking University, Soil and microbial ecology
We are using oak common gardens, herbarium collections and field measurements to investigate the evolution of drought tolerance (and suites of additional traits) in the American oaks. I am interested in investigating fundamental ecological processes driving species success and providing practical applications for species management. Publications.
Jose Eduardo Meireles (Dudu)
Evolution of xylem properties in the American oaks.
I am leading a project funded by the National Park Service on the Genetic diversity, ecological niches, and vulnerability to climate change of Aspen trees throughout the midwest with specific focus on relict stands within the Niobrara Scenic River National Park.
Remote sensing of vegetation in the Dimensions of Biodiversity project at Cedar Creek.
I like chocolate, Beijing Opera, and trees. For research, I wish I could combine them all together but alas, you know that is not easy. I am studying the inter-specific processes influencing community assembly among the willow species in Central Minnesota including habitat specialization along hydrological gradient driven by tolerances to water-related stresses and plant-insect herbivore interactions.
I am interested in exploring the phylogeography of several perennial species of the interior chaparral in the Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona. I hope to understand the historic range shifts and community assembly patterns and use this information to inform predictions of landscape-scale changes under present-day climate change.
My interests are in plant community dynamics and the role of evolutionary history in structuring communities. I intend to focus my research at the intersection of theoretical plant community ecology and applied restoration ecology.
I am interested in the relationship between plantbiodiversity and ecological function, especially indisturbed, restored, andmanagedecosystems. My past work has included studies of wetland restoration in northeast Ohio and eualyptus plantation silviculture in Paraguay.
Ecology and evolution of leaf venation networks.
Linking spectral properties of plants, phylogenetic diversity and community assembly.
Visiting Ph.D. student
Community Assembly, diversity and ecosystem service trade-offs in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.
Former Students and Postdocs