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Morgan Ernest
Academic Position
Research Interests

I am an empirical community ecologist and macroecologist interested in studying how nature changes through time. While I believe in using the ecosystem, taxonomic group, or dataset best suited for addressing the question at hand, my favorite model system for testing ideas is my field site: the Portal Project, a long-term research site initiated by James H. Brown and associates in 1977. Unofficially, I am broadly curious and go where my curiosity takes me.

Contact Information

Mail Address: Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 110 Newins-Ziegler Hall PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 32611-0430 84322

Telephone: 352-294-2082

Portal Research

Morgan is the PI in charge of the collection of the rodent, plant, and weather datasets. Her research interests include understanding how communities respond to perturbations such as climate fluctuations, habitat change, and the colonization and extinction of dominant species.

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8 years 17 weeks