Our lab conducts work in multiple areas of population biology and community ecology. Many projects in the lab are focused on issues in conservation biology, but we are also interested in life history theory, population dynamics, the role of spatial structure and community interactions in shaping ecological dynamics, and multiple other topics.
Most importantly, the members of the lab focus on different questions, taxonomic groups, and ecoystems, most of them not directly linked to Dan's own study systems. Past students have worked on topics as diverse as the disturbance ecology of riparian plants, raptor-rodent interactions, honey bee-bumble bee competition, parasitic plant ecology, exotic tree diseases, and life histories of ancient trees. All members of the lab tend to pursue side-projects in addition to their dissertation work.
Dan moved to the Environmental Studies program at CU Boulder in 2012, which is where the lab now resides. However, we have lab members not only there, but also through EBIO and in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology program at CU.
Please see the pages of our website for information about the people in the lab, projects we are doing, and information for prospective students.