Forde Lab

Experimental Evolutionary Ecology

 
 

Research in the Forde lab addresses one of the central aims in ecology and evolution: understanding the mechanisms that underlie the diversity and structure of natural communities. Our research focuses how the movement of organisms across space and the ecological and evolutionary interactions among species combine to drive patterns of diversity. To answer these questions, we integrate manipulative experiments with microbes in the laboratory with mathematical models to gain insight into these complex processes.

 

Samantha E. Forde - P.I.

Assistant Professor, adjunct

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of California Santa Cruz

forde@biology.ucsc.edu