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Symbioses and Species Interactions Research

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Departmental research in the area of symbioses and species interactions focuses on how organisms belonging to different species interact. These interactions can be tight symbioses such as mutualism or parasitism, or looser interactions in the broader sense of community ecology.

Dr. Stephen Brewer
fire ecology, plant ecology, invasive species

Dr. Richard Buchholz
animal behavior, host-parasite coevolution

Dr. Sixue Chen
plant disease triangle – “tug of war” between plant cells and bacterial pathogens under climate change

Dr. Denis Goulet
coral reef fish ecology, coral-symbiont interactions

Dr. Tammy Goulet
symbiosis and host-symbiont genotypic combinations, marine ecology, coral reefs, coral-algal physiology

Dr. Jason Hoeksema
ecological and evolutionary consequences of species interactions, focusing especially on plants and mycorrhizal fungi

Dr. Erik Hom
synthetic ecology, fungal-algal interactions, evolution of symbiosis and microbial consortia, waste valorization

Dr. Colin Jackson
microbial ecology and diversity, microbiome studies

Dr. Christopher Leary
endocrine and neural systems underlying animal communication and behavior

Dr. Michel Ohmer
amphibian ecophysiology, disease ecology, host-pathogen interactions, thermal biology, amphibian ecology and conservation

Dr. Peter Zee
evolution of species interactions; experimental evolution with microbes; eco-evolutionary modelling