Predictable context-dependency in species interactions?
Key to forecasting the response of diverse communities to climate change is 1) understanding the relative influence of species interactions in shaping large-scale patterns of biodiversity and community structure, and 2) predicting whether such interactions will change predictably with climate.
In an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Lindsey Thurman (OSU), we organized an Organized Oral Session at the 2015 Ecological Society of America Meeting on this topic. Click here for the official list of speakers and a session description, and here for background information about the session. Our current work addresses decades of turnover in a montane amphibian species interaction network at Mount Rainier and Mount Hood.