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Davies, Kendi F Associate Professor

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Research

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  • The focus of my research program is to understand the importance of spatial dynamics to communities and populations, examining ideas that are central to biodiversity maintenance and conservation. 1. Do traits of beetle species and their short term responses predict their extinction risk after 23 years of habitat fragmentation? Is there an extinction debt? How well does metacommunity theory describe community disassembly? This work is set within the Wog Wog habitat fragmentation experiment in southeastern Australia. The project is funded by NSF. 2. How does spatial heterogeneity in the environment affect the invasibility of communities and the risk of extinction of resident native species? 3. Can we use phylogenetic diversity (a proxy for niche differences between species) to help us understand how native and exotic species coexist? Do different mechanisms operate at different spatial scales? Are heterogeneity in the environment and site productivity important?

keywords

  • Community ecology; persistence of species and communities in heterogeneous, fragmented, and disturbed landscapes; extinction, invasion and community assembly

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Teaching

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  • EBIO 1220 General Biology 2 (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 2040 Principles of Ecology (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3930 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 5460 Special Topics (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 2040 Principles of Ecology (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6300 Seminar in Organismic Biology (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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