Photo by Jean-Yves Meyer

Community Ecology

Photo by Jean-Yves Meyer

Community Ecology

One central question in biology is, “why do certain species tend to live together?” I am interested in how fern species interact to form communities. I investigate this topic using methods that take into account the evolutionary history of species when modeling community assembly processes. I study fern community assembly at two tropical field sites, Moorea (French Polynesia) and Nectandra (Costa Rica).

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Joel Nitta
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

The ferns and lycophytes of Mo’orea, French Polynesia were surveyed as part of the Mo’orea Biocode Project during September …