Program in Evolution Ecology & Conservation
149 Morrill MC-116
Ph.D., 1992, Cambridge University
My research concerns the population and community ecology of tropical trees, with a particular interest in understanding how variation in soil fertility and interactions with fungi influence abundance and distribution patterns. I am also a PI on an NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity grant that explores how fungal communities assemble on wood and impact decomposition processes in water.
Much of my research is conducted at Barro Colorado Island (BCI), and the Fortuna Forest Reserve in Panama, and at a range of large-scale forest dynamics plots in the Asian and American tropics that form part of the Center for Tropical Forest Science.
Representative and Recent Publications
- Dalling, J.W., Schnitzer, S.A., Baldeck, C., Harms, K.E., John, R., Mangan, S.A., Lobo, E., Yavitt, J.B., and Hubbell, S.P. (2012) Resource-based habitat associations in a neotropical liana community. Journal of Ecology 100:1174-1182
- Andersen, K., Turner, B.L., and Dalling, J.W. (2012) Trait-based community assembly of understory palms along a soil nutrient gradient in a lower montane tropical forest Oecologia 168:519-531
- Dalling, J.W., Davis, A.S., Schutte, B.J., and Arnold, A.E. (2011) Seed survival in soil: Interacting effects of predation, dormancy and the soil microbial community. Journal of Ecology 99:89-95