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Understanding biodiversity in a variable world

I’m an assistant professor in the Dept. of Biology and the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

I am a community ecologist broadly interested in how we quantity biological diversity in its many forms, and understanding how diversity arises and is maintained in communities. I aim to work at the interface of theory and empiricism, combining experimentation and existing datasets with ecological modelling. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, phylogenetic and functional diversity, species interactions and coexistence in communities, and intraspecific variation. See Research Interests for more information.

The Tucker lab is recruiting! Looking for graduate students for Fall 2018 - application deadline is Dec. 2017. Interested postdocs please contact me as well.