The Burns lab primarily studies how phylogenetic history, dispersal ecology, and population demography interact to influence species distributions and community assembly. Invasive species are a useful model system for understanding mechanisms driving community assembly, because introduction of species to a new habitat is an unintended experiment in factors limiting species distributions. Work in the Burns lab includes field and greenhouse experiments, demographic modeling, and phylogenetic comparative studies.
The Burns lab is accepting students. Please contact Jean with an questions about the lab.
DeGrace Hall, Room 307