Daniel J Wieczynski

Department of Biology | Duke University

H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, OR USA – photo: Brian J. Enquist

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H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, OR USA – photo: Brian J. Enquist

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My research integrates theory, experiments, and data science to mechanistically link individual organisms with their environment through traits, then scale these interactions up to understand complex, emergent patterns across organizational, spatial, and temporal scales. Resolving how traits mediate the effects of rapid global change on individual physiology/metabolism, thus reorganizing the flux of energy and matter within ecosystems, is central to this goal. I study a variety of taxa and systems, from microbes and “microecosystems” in the lab to forests and food webs throughout the world. This flexibility opens up exciting opportunities to link fundamental ecological and evolutionary processes across scales, while also addressing ecological responses to a rapidly changing world.

Integrative trait-based ecology

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