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Remote sensing of vegetation in the Dimensions of Biodiversity project at Cedar Creek.
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.
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.
I am interested in understanding the functional roles that variation in vein architecture plays in the ecology and physiology of plants.
I am using hyperspectral data at both the leaf and canopy scales, as an enabling technology, to measure the ecological determinants of variation in leaf chemistry and canopy architecture in diverse plant assemblages.
Former Students and Postdocs
Post Doc, 2013-2016
Post Doc, 2017
Former Visiting Scholars
Associate Prof. Wei Wang, Peking University, Soil and microbial ecology
Visiting Ph.D. student
Community Assembly, diversity and ecosystem service trade-offs in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.