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.
OpenMEE: Free, Open Access software for meta-analysis and meta-regression
Our meta-analysis review paper has just been published in Nature! My Nature Ecology & Evolution Community blog on "behind the paper" is here: Nature blog
and the paper itself is here: Nature Gurevitch et al. 2018
Our geoengineering paper has been covered in a wide range of international science news stories:
and many others, with an "Altmetrics" score of over 1200, putting it in the 99th percentile of covered science stories internationally.
OpenMEE was voted 3rd place in LabWorm for top research tools for the week of Dec. 6 2017!
Jessica Gurevitch, Julia Koricheva, Shinichi Nakagawa and Gavin Stewart. 2018. Meta-analysis and the science of research synthesis. Nature 555, pages175–182 (08 March 2018) doi:10.1038/nature25753.
Christopher H. Trisos, Giuseppe Amatulli, Jessica Gurevitch, Alan Robock, and Lili Xia. 2018. Potentially dangerous consequences for biodiversity of solar geoengineering implementation and termination. Nature Ecology & Evolution https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0431-0.
This article has been very widely covered in the popular press.
Cang Hui, Gordon Fox, and Jessica Gurevitch. 2017. Scaling up demography: Consequences for population volatility and growth from landscape portfolios. PNAS 114: 12507-12511.
Gerstner, K., Moreno-Mateos, D., Gurevitch, J., Beckmann, M., Kambach, S., Jones, H. P. and Seppelt, R. 2017. Will your paper be used in a meta-analysis? Make the reach of your research broader and longer lasting. Methods in Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12758 .
Gurevitch, J., G.A. Fox, N.L. Fowler and C.H. Graham. 2016 Landscape demography: Population change and its drivers across spatial scales. The Quarterly Review of Biology 91: 459-484.
Yu, F.K., Akin-Fajiye, Morodoluwa, Magar, Khum Thapa, Ren, Jie, and Jessica Gurevitch. 2016. A global systematic review of ecological field studies on two major invasive plant species, Ageratina adenophora and Chromolaena odorata. Diversity and Distributions 22: 1174-1185.
Parker, T.H., S. Nakagawa, J. Gurevitch and IIEE Improving Inference group. 2016. Promoting transparency in evolutionary biology and ecology. Ecology Letters 19: 726-728. (editorial)
Hillebrand H. and J. Gurevitch. 2016. Meta-analysis and Systematic Reviews in Ecology. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Wiley, London and NY http://www.els.net/WileyCDA/ElsArticle/refId-a0003272.html
Rest, Joshua S., Olivia Wilkins, Wei Yuan, Michael D. Purugganan and Jessica Gurevitch. 2016. Meta-analysis and meta-regression of transcriptomic responses to water stress in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal 85: 548-560
Ralf Seppelt; Michael Beckmann; Silvia Ceausu; Anna F. Cord; Katharina Gerstner; Jessica Gurevitch; Stephan Kambach; Stefan Klotz; Chase Mendenhall; Helen R. P. Phillips; Kristin Powell; Peter H. Verburg; Willem Verhagen; Marten Winter; Tim Newbold. 2016. Harmonizing Biodiversity Conservation and Productivity in the Context of Increasing Demands on Landscapes .BioScience (in press) doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw004
Parker, T.H., W. Forstmeier, J. Koricheva, F. Fidler, J.H. Hadfield, Y. En Chee, Clint. D. Kelly, J. Gurevitch, and Shinichi Nakagawa. 2016. Transparency in ecology and evolution: real problems, real solutions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 711-719.
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
Lab members at URECA--undergraduate reseach forum at Stony Brook, April 2017
Front row from left: Nicole Kinlock, Kaitlin Riley, Jessica Gurevitch, Shijia Peng, Erin O'Connor, Zheni Gusho, Maria Zambuto. Back row: Eric Mensah, Isabela Kernin, Shanxing Gong, Morodoluwa Akin-Fajiye. Erin, Kaitlin and Zheni presented outstanding posters on their research.
Kaitlin was mentored by Moro, nice work!