I'm happy to announce that the Carlsberg Foundation has just awarded us funding for our ongoing project looking at the effects of warming and dominant plant species in montane plant communities around the world. We'll be searching for a postdoc position in the very near future, so stay tuned.
Both Tad Fukami and Amy Zanne arrived to start sabbaticals at CMEC. It's going to be a lot of fun having both of them on the hallway.
Emilie Elten presented and defended her MSc thesis, and did an outstanding job. Now, we turn it into a manuscript! More soon on climate, invasions, and global patterns of ant diversity.
A new paper, led by the wonderful Anibal Pauchard and c0-authored with a stellar team is just out in Biological Invasions. Give it a read, if you want to know more about the susceptibility of mountains to invasions and ongoing global change.
The Warm Ants team has a new paper out in BMC Genomics, led by John Stanton-Geddes.
WARM site in Patagonia comes online!
Noelia Barrios and Mariano Rodriguez-Cabal now have a new WARM site up and running in Patagonia. Can't wait to go visit again and to see the data.
New paper on rewilding
Along with David Nogues, Dan Simberloff, and Carsten Rahbek, Nate has written an essay about rewilding in the current issue of Current Biology. It urges some caution and careful thinking. You can read it here. And read about here, and here. Or you can watch this cool video with David Nogues-Bravo.
Good news in the New Year!
Lab alumn Katie Stuble has accepted a position as an amazing research scientist at Holden Arboretum, recent PhD Lacy Chick is now doing a postdoc with super Sarah Diamond, and postdoc Israel Del Toro has accepted an Assistant Professor position at lovely Lawrence University. Well done, all! And here's to a productive and happy 2016 .
New paper in New Phytologist
We have a new paper in New Phytologist, led by the amazing Sara Kuebbing. The paper examines the above- and below-ground effects of plant diversity, but some plants are native and some aren't. It's pretty cool. Read it!
Back to the University of Tennessee
Nate is back in Tennessee, for Lacy's PhD defense. It's great being back and seeing old friends and old favorite haunts.
Emily Meineke visits
Emily Meineke from NCSU is visiting this week. She's talking about her cool work linking urban ecology, climate change, plant-insect interactions, and citizen science today at 11.00.
New paper on oak trees!
Check out this new paper in Journal of Biogeography led by Xiaoting Xu. The key result is that the influence of climate (and perhaps climate change) on oak diversity varies geographically.
Nate is just back from wonderful and productive (despite appearances otherwise) trip to visit the godfather of ant community ecology in Europe, Xim Cerdá, along with Elena Angulo, Kate Parr, Raphael Boulay, and Chris Georgiadis.
Lund University and Ecography/Oikos
Nate is just back from a wonderful seminar visit to the Ecology group at Lund University. What an amazing group working on so many incredibly interesting and diverse projects. And... what a treat to finally be in the offices of Oikos/Ecography/Journal of Avian Biology!
We just had an exciting paper come out in Nature Communications which shows how biodiversity above and belowground and climate interact to influence ecosystem multifunctionality. The project arose from our great collaboration with some seriously talented and wonderful colleagues at Peking University.
We're also happy to have Paul CaraDonna here to start his NSF GROW fellowship.
Summer is officially over.
Nate is back in Copenhagen to teach Climate Change and Biodiversity to an excited group of MSc students.
Field season is in full swing.
Chelsea is sampling trees all over Norway. Quentin and Nate are ensconced at RMBL working on the WSR project and other things. Israel is in the desert southwest climbing mountains and sampling biodiversity. And Lacy is finishing up a suite of papers on ant macrophysiology.
Here's a new paper led by Heloise Gibb and Kate Parr on how climate and disturbance interact to shape ant communities at global scales. More exciting papers on the way from this global collaboration.
Nate's CV and GoogleScholar.