Scott A. Mangan, Ph.D.

Scott A. Mangan, Ph.D.

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

Assistant Professor
Biology

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program
Plant and Microbial Biosciences Program

  • Keywords: Plant-soil interactions, ecology of mycorrhizal fungi, tropical ecology, plant-animal interactions, species coexistence, ecosystem functioning

  • ​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.