July 2018: Patrick is the 2017-2018 recipient of the "Joe Davies Prize for Outstanding service as a Teaching Assistant", and another one, the "BioScience Leadership Award". Together with his best student talk award, he's been getting them all! Well done Patrick!
June 2018: Lots more cool papers coming out: Discover why variation in the phenology of species matters for interactions here, and what are the ecological drivers of individual niche variation here.
June 2018: Check out our new paper on how changes in the distributions of phenologies reshape interactions in nature and increase power to detect directional long-term shifts.
May 2018: Shannon gets a well deserved award for best Graduate Student Paper.
May 2018: Social context matters for spread of diseases, check out our new paper and a news piece on it here.
April 2018: Lots of good news. Nick Keiser gets tenure track faculty job at University of Flordia! Ben Toscano moves on to Assistant professor position at Trinity College! Well done Nick & Ben, you'll be missed!
August 2017: Congratulations to Patrick who received the competitive Houston Lifestock & Rodeo award! Well done!
August 2017: We got a new NSF grant to study phenological shifts and seasonal dynamics of communities! Huzzaaah
June 2017: almost a decade in the making, but our paper on temporal and spatial patterns of biodiversity is finally out! News link is here and fun video on our field work is here. It also made the NSF 360 Science news.
May 2017: Ben Toscano got a third year of his Beckman Foundation grant. Great job Ben!
May 2017: Check out our new paper on Queen presence and disease risk in ants led by Nick Keiser.
March 2017: Our biggest most ambitious experiment yet has been published: Legacy effects of developmental stages determine the functional role of apex predators. Nature - Ecology & Evolution 1: 0038. News link is here
February 2017: Shifts in phenological mean AND synchrony alter species interactions. Check out our new Ecology paper online.
December 2016: Our NSF grant was recommended for funding!
June 2016: Our new paper on carry-over effects in meta-communities is now online at PNAS. Where you were born matters. (in the news here)
April 2016: We helped local news to learn about mosquitoes. Check out the video that made Shannon a local celebrity
16: Patrick was awarded yet another grant, this time the NSF DDIG! Keep up that good work Patrick!
January 2016: Welcome Lauren who joins us as our new research assistant.
December 2015: Congratulations Shannon for best graduate student presentation! (and keeping the lab tradition alive)
June 2015: Kudos to Ben T. for being award the highly prestegious Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award!!
April 2015: Go team! Chris won "Best Graduate Student Paper Award", Patrick the "Peter Savvas Nelson Award", and Shannon the "Biosciences Service Award" and "Outstanding Service as Teaching Assistant Award". Congratulations everyone!