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Nicholas J. Gotelli

Ph.D.,Florida State University, Thalahasse
MSc, Florida State University, Thalahasse
BSc, University of California, Berkley


Department of Biology
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405 USA


Research Focus:


I am community ecologists who studies how plants and invertebrate communities in New England are assembled, and how they will respond to climate change. For example, we have conducted large-scale warming experiments in New England forests and seen how ants respond both to the climate (they like the warmed chambers) and to each other (they fight more for nesting sites in the warmed chambers). We are also working with the northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea, a carnivorous plant that lives in bogs. It is a model system for understanding the effects of acid rain and atmospheric nitrogen deposition on plant growth and long-term persistence of populations.

As part of ETE, I am currently developing new metrics of species associations that can be used with fossil and modern assemblages.


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