Seminar Series: Past Speakers




  • Monique Weemstra: Roots and leaves modulate each other’s effects on tree growth
  • Ryan Mushinski: Using mycorrhizal categories to better define soil nitrogen cycling in temperate forests


  • Evan Gora: Lightning in tropical forests: ecological effects and contributions to forest dynamics
  • Luiza Aparecido & Benjamin Blonder: Does leaf venation reticulation provide damage resistance or resilience to herbivory?


  • Chris Wills: "Interactions Between All Pairs of Neighboring Trees in 16 Forests Worldwide: Ecological Processes and Evolutionary Histories"
  • Kristina Anderson-Teixeira: "Using tree-ring records to simultaneously characterize the influence of climate, tree size, and slowly changing environmental drivers on annual growth"


  • Bailey McNichol: "Topographic niches of woody species at a biogeographic crossroads in the Midwestern USA"
  • Moses Libalah: "Interspecific demographic variation among growth-forms of tropical rainforests trees"



  • Jess Zimmerman: "Luquillo FDP: Update with any eye on drought"
  • KC Cushman: "Insights into tropical forest gap dynamics from repeat drone photogrammetry"


  • Matthew Luskin: "Large wildlife as an important source of conspecific negative density dependence in tree recruitment in ForestGEO plots"
  • Elsa Ordway: "Capturing variation in tropical forest structure and function in an Ecosystem Demography model"


  • David Burslem: "Role of soil fungal networks in the maintenance of tree species richness of tropical and subtropical forests"
  • Daniel Zuleta: "Patterns and modes of tropical tree mortality"


  • Camille Piponiot: "Size-related carbon dynamics in ForestGEO sites"
  • Dan Johnson: "Longleaf pine forest dynamics: low richness – complex coexistence"