Bold-face type = lab member, research led by undergraduate students = 🔥
🔥 Slimon, K., M. C. Szojka, R. M. Germain. Environmental variability and the evolution of bet hedging strategies. Revisions submitted to the American Naturalist. Preprint (w nice formatting!)
Germain, R. M., M. Urquhart-Cronish, N. T. Jones, M. M. Mayfield, M. Raymundo. A coexistence approach reveals the ecological causes and consequences of local (mal)adaptation in natural communities. Revisions submitted to the Journal of Ecology.
Sakarchi, J., R. M. Germain. The evolution of competitive ability. Revisions requested at the American Naturalist.
Zelnik, Y., M. Barbier, D. W. Shanafelt, M. Loreau, and R. M. Germain. Linking intrinsic scales of ecological processes to characteristic scales of biodiversity and functioning patterns. Submitted to PCI Ecology & posted as a preprint
Bontrager, M., C. D. Muir, C. R. Mahony, D. E. Gamble, R. M. Germain, A. L. Hargreaves, E. J. Kleynhans, K. A. Thompson, A. L. Angert. Climate warming weakens local adaptation. Pre-print
Szojka, M. C., R. M. Germain. Persisting across habitat boundaries. Revisions requested at Ecosphere.
Henriques, G. J. B.*, W. J-A Ou*, A. Senthilnathan, P-J Ke, T. N. Grainger†, and R. M. Germain†. Writing accessible theory in ecology and evolution: insights from Cognitive Load Theory. In press, BioScience. * = equal contribution, † = co-senior
Grainger, T.*, M. Barbour, K. Coblentz, J. DeLong, N. Goel, N. Jones, P-J. Ke, J. Levine, M. O’Connor, S. Otto, J. Sakarchi, A. Senthilnathan, M. Szojka, R. Germain*. An empiricist's guide to using ecological theory. In press, the American Naturalist. *corresponding authors
Germain, R. M., Hart, S., Turcotte, M. M., Otto, S. P., Sakarchi, J., Rolland, J., Usui, T., Angert, A. L., Schluter, D., Bassar, R., Waters, M. T., Henao Diaz, F., Siepielski, A. M. On the origin of coexisting species. 2021. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 36: 284-293.
Gomez-Llano, M., R. M. Germain, D. Kyogoku, M. McPeek, and A. Siepielski. 2021. When ecology fails: how reproductive interactions promote coexistence. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 36: 610-622.
🔥 Mackay, K.*, K. Nikiforuk*, M. Szojka, C. J. Little, J. R. Fleri, R. M. Germain. 2021. Animals connect plant species and resources in a fragmented meta-ecosystem. Landscape Ecology 36: 1621-1629. 🌱🐇🐆 *contributed equally
Van Allen, B., N. T. Jones, K. Carscadden, B. Gilbert, R. M. Germain*. 2021. Maternal effects and the outcome of interspecific competition. Ecology & Evolution 11: 7544-7556. *corresponding author
Germain, R. M., D. S. Srivastava, A. Angert, 2020. Evolution of an inferior competitor increases resistance to biological invasion. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 419-425.
🔥 Blackford, C., R. M. Germain, B. Gilbert. 2020. Species differences in phenology shape coexistence. The American Naturalist 195.
Hargreaves, A. L., R. M. Germain, M. Bontrager, J. Persi, A. L. Angert. 2020. Local adaptation to biotic interactions: a meta-analysis across latitudes. The American Naturalist 195. Preprint
Gonzalez, A., R. M. Germain, D. S. Srivastava, E. Filotas, L. E. Dee, D. Gravel, M. I. O’Connor, P. L. Thompson, J. Cowles, F. Isbell, S. Kéfi, J. Montoya, Y. Zelnick, M. Loreau. 2020. Scaling-up biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research. Ecology Letters 23: 757-776.
Germain, R. M., N. T. Jones, T. N. Grainger. 2019. Cryptic dispersal networks shape biodiversity in an invaded landscape. Ecology 100: some page range.
Guzman, L. M., R. M. Germain, C. Forbes, S. Straus, M. I. O’Connor, D. Gravel, D. Srivastava, P. L. Thompson. 2018. A multi-trophic extension to metacommunity ecology. Ecology Letters 22:19-33. F1000 recommended!
Germain, R. M., M. M. Mayfield, B. Gilbert. 2018. The ‘filtering’ metaphor revisited: competition and environment jointly structure invasibility and coexistence. Biology Letters 14:1-4. Preprint
Germain, R. M., T. N. Grainger, N. T. Jones, and B. Gilbert. 2018. Maternal provisioning is structured by species’ competitive neighborhoods. Oikos 128:45-53. Preprint
Germain, R. M., J. Williams, D. Schluter, and A. Angert. 2018. Moving character displacement beyond characters using contemporary coexistence theory. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33:74-84
Germain, R. M., S. Y. Strauss, and B. Gilbert. 2017. Experimental dispersal reveals characteristic scales of biodiversity in a natural landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114:4447-4452
Grainger, T. N., R. M. Germain, N. T. Jones, and B. Gilbert. 2017. Predation modifies regional constraints on species distributions in an insect metacommunity. Ecology 98:851-860
Germain, R. M., J. T. Weir, and B. Gilbert. 2016. Species coexistence: macroevolutionary patterns and the contingency of historical interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B 283:20160047
Jones, N. T., R. M. Germain, T. N. Grainger, A. Hall, L. Baldwin, and B. Gilbert. 2015. Dispersal mode mediates the effect of patch size and patch connectivity on metacommunity diversity. Journal of Ecology 103:935-944
Germain, R. M. and B. Gilbert. 2014. Hidden responses to environmental variation: maternal effects reveal species niche dimensions. Ecology Letters 17:662-669
Germain, R. M., J. Johnson, S. Schneider, K. Cottenie, Elizabeth A. Gillis, and A. S. MacDougall. 2013. Spatial variability in plant predation determines the strength of stochastic community assembly. American Naturalist 182:169-179
Germain, R. M., C. M. Caruso, and H. Maherali. 2013. Mechanisms and consequences of water stress-induced parental effects in an invasive annual grass. International Journal of Plant Sciences 174:886-895
Congrats to Will for becoming a BIOS2 fellow!
Congrats to Tess for winning early career awards from ASN and CSEE!
Congrats to Jawad on being awarded a Sigma Xi grant!
We welcome Jess and Will to the lab as new grads!
Chelsea is starting a lab at SFU Jan 2021 and is recruiting! Email her to apply!
Megan masterfully defended her thesis and is off to U Wyoming for a PhD in the Shoemaker lab
Congrats to Chelsea on winning a best paper award from the ESA!!!!!
Congrats to Mia on being recognized by a President's Excellence Award from UBC
Blog post out on fruits & working groups
Congrats to Megan on her 1st paper from BSc accepted & awardee of a BRITE internship! ☀️
Thanks to UBC for grant $ so Chelsea and I can hang out w Adam Ford at UBC-O
Mia, Jawad, and Rachel will be giving talks at the ASN meeting - come find us!
Congrats to Megan for being awarded research grant $ by the CNPS!
Congrats to Chelsea for her winning lightning ⚡ talk at PD Research Day
Congrats to Jawad on his viral baked goods phylogeny! - link
Congrats to Mia for winning best poster at the Eco-Evo Retreat!
New semester, new people! We welcome Mia Waters and Chelsea Little to the lab (09/19)
August: Megan will be presenting a poster at CSEE; Rachel's ESA talk is Thurs at 11ish (COS 71)
Our UBC-funded working group tasked with merging species coexistence and evolutionary theory meets this week! (05/19)
RMG spent a few days with the Fukami lab at Stanford + hike of Jasper Ridge (02/19)
Our working group merging evolutionary theory with species coexistence was funded! (12/18)
RMG had a great time visiting the Fox lab at U Calgary end of November!
Our Ecology Letters paper on trophic metacommunities was recommended by Faculty 1000
Excited to welcome our first official student lab members! Megan is doing an MSc on metacommunities, Kelley the evolution of dispersal in isolated habitat as a BSc research project
Rachel will be at ESA New Orleans and Evolution Montpellier. Prospective students, get in touch!
Our PNAS paper was selected for the ESA's 2018 George Mercer award! Stay tuned for follow-up research
Rachel will be at the upcoming ASN meeting, talk C116 Jan. 8 at 11:20am, a mix of old and new data
Grads & postdocs - we are recruiting! Click here for details.