Welcome to the Gurevitch Lab
My research interests are very broadly in plant ecology and statistical applications in ecology. My main interests and those of my students have largely been in plant population and community ecology, although our interests extend to other areas. Recent work includes plant demography at a range of spatial scales and in disturbed environments, the ecology of biological invasions, and research synthesis and meta-analysis in ecology. My students have generally worked on very independent projects for their dissertations, on a wide range of topics including plant-pathogen interactions, plant invasions in riparian systems, agricultural ecosystems, tropical ecology, and plant-animal interactions in the dispersal of invasive plants.
NEWS: Recent publications
Correspondence published in Nature 27 Oct 2016:
T.H. Parker, S. Nakagawa and J. Gurevitch
Landscape demography paper will be published in Quarterly Review of Biology Dec. 2016:
Landscape Demography: population change and its drivers across spatial scales. J. Gurevitch, G.A. Fox, N.L. Fowler and C.H. Graham.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SEEDS OF DRABA VERNA!
We are starting a research project on the ploidy and ecological characteristics of this small spring (or winter) annual, known as 'whitlow grass', Draba verna, or Erophila verna and hoping to get seed from as many sites globally as possible. If you are able to find plants and can send samples, here are some guidelines as to what we are looking for, below. PLEASE FORWARD this request to botanists and naturalists in other places, including outside of the U.S. (so instructions are included for collections made outside of the U.S.). Contact me for details
Mailing address: Jessica Gurevitch, Department of Ecology and Evolution,
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 11794-5245 USA