“Diversity [has] been confounded with the indices used to measure it; a diversity index is not necessarily itself a ‘diversity.’ . . .
In the context of declining diversity, scientists are attempting to quantify the consequences in terms that have a direct impact . . .
It is uncertain how global climate change will affect tropical forests, and models vary on how precipitation and temperature regimes will . . .
Sometimes, scientists have the opportunity to get in on the “ground-level” of an emerging frontier. Such unexplored ideas are incredibly . . .
The relationship between the richness of a community and its risk of being invaded (invasibility) goes back to Darwin. He . . .
Few studies have had as large of an impact on me as Charles Mitchell’s study of the impacts of plant species diversity on fungal diseases at the Cedar Creek grassland in Minnesota, USA.
Reaching Out: The Uphill Battle to Institutionalize Science Communication Early in December 2012, I was invited to speak . . .
Among the parasites of the world, parasitic angiosperms are relatively understudied. Past research tends to focus on the study of . . .
Unraveling the relative roles of biotic interactions and abiotic fluctuations on diversification and extinction is a major tenant of evolutionary . . .
Last week, I subtly pointed out that perhaps more academics should be writing blogs. I struggled a bit with this . . .