Burkle Lab - Community Ecology

basic and applied research in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology


Species interactions underpin many ecological and evolutionary processes. Research interests of the lab include understanding the consequences of environmental factors, such as climate change, invasive species, land-use change and nutrient availability, on the biodiversity on native plants and their interactions with animal mutualists and antagonists. In particular, we use a combination of observational, experimental, and theoretical approaches to examine the structure and function of plant-pollinator interactions at the community level.

If you are a student at Montana State and would like to become involved in a research project in one of these areas for work-study or otherwise, please feel free to contact me.