in the lab spans multiple subfields of ecology but is unified by the
desire to link robust empirical patterns to the processes responsible
for their generation. We develop theory and models, grounded
empirical data, in an attempt to understand fundamental ecological
principles. Broad research interests often lead us to
collaborate across disciplines and institutions.
interests range from the study single species population dynamics to
the comprehensive description of nutrient flow through ecosystems.
Ultimately our goal is to link interactions within and across
levels of ecological organization to biogeochemical cycles in order to
predict how entire ecosystems will respond to disturbance.
is wanted is not the will to believe,
but the wish to find out, which is its exact opposite.
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
models are wrong, some models are useful.