Jonathan A. Myers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program

  • 314-935-3167

  • 314-935-6245

  • 1137

  • McDonnell 449-450



  • biodiversity; biogeography; community assembly; environmental change; forest dynamics; plant community ecology; plant functional ecology; species diversity; species interactions; tropical ecology

  • Community ecology, biodiversity, and biogeography of temperate and tropical ecosystems

Research Abstract:

Our research group studies mechanisms that shape the assembly, diversity, and dynamics of ecological communities across scales. We are especially intrigued by patterns of biodiversity across spatial and temporal scales, and all of the ecological processes that create variation in community composition and diversity within and across biogeographic regions. To disentangle the relative importance of multi-scale mechanisms, we combine field experiments, large-scale and long-term observational studies, and modeling in plant communities spanning temperate and tropical ecosystems. Current research themes in our group include biodiversity and community assembly across ecological and biogeographic gradients, community dynamics and environmental change, and patterns and consequences of plant trait diversity in natural and human-modified ecosystems.

Selected Publications:

A list of publications is available on our lab web site:

Last Updated: 1/20/2015 12:31:49 PM

High-diversity tropical tree community in western Amazonia (Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru).
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