Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2006 • Professor of Distinction
Ramaley N333 (lab)
My research focuses on two pervasive and inter-related forms of biological change: disease emergence and species invasions. Our group uses long-term data, ecological experiments and modeling approaches to examine the factors that drive disease emergence and biological invasions. We work on a wide range of organisms from diverse study systems, including zooplankton, amphibians, fishes, insects and humans.
Johnson, P. T. J., Preston, D. L., Hoverman, J. T., and K. L. D. Richgels (2013). Biodiversity reduces disease through predictable changes in host community competence. Nature 494: 230-234.