Invasive species can severely impact native habitats with overwhelming numbers and no apparent limitations by habitat or other species. My research investigates the extent of limiting factors on invasive species populations as well as observes interactions between native and invasive species within a community. What sort of controls, if any, do invasive species face in foreign habitats? Do they benefit from mutualisms with other invasive species? How do they impact the native community? I am currently studying ant populations in order to grasp a better understanding of these questions.
Forest islands in a sea of urban habitat
Forest Sustainability in an Altered Landscape Requires Human Intervention (thesis)
Canopy trees in an urban landscape – viable forests or long-lived gardens? (Urban Ecosystems)
Rareness starts early for disturbance-dependent grassland plant species (Biodiversity and Conservation)