Delayed effects of climate on vital rates lead to demographic divergence in Amazonian forest fragments

Deforestation often results in landscapes where remaining forest habitat is highly fragmented, with remnants of different sizes embedded in an often highly contrasting matrix. Local extinction of species from individual fragments is common, but the …

Differing non‐linear, lagged effects of temperature and precipitation on an insect herbivore and its host plant

1. Multivariate climate change is expected to impact insect densities and plant growth in complex, and potentially different, ways. Tea (Camellia sinensis) is a unique crop system where the increase in quality from chemical defences induced by …

Treat your treatments as continuous

Taking a potentially continuous treatment, binning it into categories, and doing ANOVA results in reduced statistical power and complicated interpretation. Yet, as a graduate student, I was advised to bin continuous treatment variables into categories multiple times by different people.

Effects of drought and habitat fragmentation on a tropical understory plant.

My postdoctoral project in the [Bruna lab]( at University of Florida involves analyzing long-term demographic data from an experimentally fragmented tropical forest experiment in Brazil.

Hacking GLMs to fit population growth models

I’m currently teaching Ecological Statistics and Data, a class I inherited from Lee Brown and Elizabeth Crone. In a lecture on population dynamics, they do some really cool things with generalized linear model—things that I don’t think are standard practice and as far as I can tell from googling, aren’t well documented.


An R package for modeling bumblebee colony growth