Joan Dundey

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

dudney@ucsb.edu

As a plant and forest community ecologist, I am interested in tracing human impacts across terrestrial landscapes. Global change drivers in forest and grassland communities, including infectious disease, pest outbreaks, invasive plants, and climate change, are at the forefront of my scientific inquiries. I use a variety of methodological approaches to answer important questions about the changes transpiring in natural systems. In particular, I love disentangling the complexity of climate change-induced shifts in abiotic-biotic interactions that shape plant communities across multiple scales. 

Specialization

Specialization

tracing human impacts across terrestrial landscapes, global change drivers in forest and grassland communities, infectious disease, pest outbreaks, invasive plants, and climate change