ABOUT THE LAB
We ask questions that will advance our basic understanding of ecological principles while also providing insight into real world issues. The Mathis Lab uses an integrated approach by combining observational studies, manipulative field experiments, chemical ecology techniques, and lab experiments to examine the dynamics of complex species interactions and how they impact managed systems.
Complex Species Interactions
LAB NEWS & UPDATES
02/24: Congrats to Brooke Harris for publishing her first paper!
10/23: Congrats to Amelia Curry for publishing her first paper!
09/23: Congrats to Dale Stevens on his his new position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell University!
07/23: Congrats to Josh Canning for completing his Master's thesis on the effect of development temperature on learning and memory in acorn nesting ants!
07/23: Dr. Mathis, Joe Nelsen and Daley O'Keefe each gave talks at the Ecological Society of America conference in Portland, Oregon.
06/23: Dale Stevens published work on integrating environmental complexity and the plasticity first hypothesis to study responses of human altered habitat in Animal Behaviour.
04/23: Congrats to Elise Beier, Fengying Guo, and Gwen Grabarek for being awarded the Weiller, SURE and Penn Summer Fellowships!
03/23: Dale Stevens published work on the evolution of chemical-cue mediated antipredator behavior in Stickleback following the invasion of North Pike in Biological Invasions.
03/23: Dr. Mathis, Joe Nelsen and Daley O'Keefe each gave talks at the Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch Meeting in Providence, RI.
1/21: Congrats Olivia Anastasio for publishing her first paper!
1/21: Welcome new PhD student Joe Nelsen to the Mathis Lab!
11/20: Bailey Ross' Research is Highlighted in ClarkNow
05/20: Congrats to Olivia Anastasio for completing her Master's Thesis on Ant-Psyllid interactions in California Citrus Groves.
03/20: Congrats to Bailey Ross and Emily Maynard for being awarded summer LEEP Fellowships.
11/19: Dr. Mathis presents on The Role of Ant Seed Dispersers & Predators in Woody Plant Encroachment in Arid Grasslands at the Entomological Society of America Conference.
8/21: Welcome new PhD student Daley O'Keefe to the Mathis Lab!
5/21: Congrats to Amelia Curry and Brooke Harris for being awarded the Lyerla and Hastings Fellowships!
5/21: Congrats to Josh Canning for being awarded a summer SURF Fellowship
07/22: Congrats to Amelia Curry for completing her Master's thesis on the effect of urban land use change on ant communities in New England
07/22: Congrats to Brooke Harris for completing her Master's thesis on the effect of urbanization on thermal tolerance, foraging performance and competition in acorn nesting ants!
4/22: Congrats to Christina Martin for being awarded the Hastings Fellowship and Anna Le for being awarded the LEEP Fellowship!
3/22: Congrats to Dale Stevens for defending his Dissertation on phenotypic plasticity of stickleback populations in the presence of invasive predators.