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Andrew Du

Ph.D.,The George Washington University, 2016
M.Phil., The George Washington University, 2013
B.S., Rutgers University, 2009

 

The George Washinton University
800 22nd Street NW, Suite 6000
Washington, DC 20052
andrewdu@gwmail.gwu.edu

 

Research Focus:

 

I am interested in how ecological patterns and processes change across spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales. I use this theoretical framework as a way to effectively compare modern and fossil ecological data, both of which exist at very different scales. I study modern and Plio-Pleistocene large mammals from East Africa, specifically in the context of human evolution.

I am currently working on building a species-time-area-relationship model using modern large mammal data from Amboseli National Park, Kenya to predict Pleistocene large mammal richness from the Koobi Fora Formation, Kenya.

As a part of ETE, I am currently working on whether climate influences pairwise associations of plant genera through time during the Pleistocene-Holocene.

Contour plots showing how richness changes as a function of area, time, and taxonomic level. These plots were created using large mammal skeletal data from Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya.

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