Jonathan A. Myers, Ph.D.

Jonathan A. Myers, Ph.D.

​We are broadly interested in understanding the ecological forces that shape both below- and above-ground biotic communities.

Associate Professor
Biology

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program

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

  • ​We are broadly interested in understanding the ecological forces that shape both below- and above-ground biotic communities. One major goal of our group is to understand the ecological and evolutionary importance of interactions between plants and their soil-borne symbionts. Soil communities are incredibly diverse, containing a suite of taxa (e.g. pathogenic and mutualistic fungi, bacteria, viruses) that significantly influence plant growth, survival, and distribution.