Community Ecology

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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).

Joel H. Nitta
Joel H. Nitta
Project Research Associate

My research interests fern systematics, community ecology, and reproducible analysis.