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I am a community ecologist, interested in the persistence of species and communities in heterogeneous, fragmented, and disturbed landscapes. I study extinction, invasion and community assembly. I use the focus of spatial scale to understand the processes that determine how communities are structured (see what I have been up to).

Kendi Davies
Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado


The Wog Wog Fragmentation Experiment

Most of the work in our lab is within the Wog Wog fragmentation experiment in south eastern Australia -- a large scale, long term experiment, now in its 28th year. The experiment was established by CSIRO scientists in 1985. We continue to collaborate with CSIRO, and our recent work on beetles has been funded by NSF. We study, in particular, extinction, and ecosystem function in an experimental context. Wog Wog also presents an excellent context in which to experimentally test spatial community theory at realistic spatial scales.

 Undergraduate Matthew McAllister created this documentary about our work.