Dr. Ward's research interests include: Systematics, biogeography and evolution of ants; ant-plant mutualisms; phylogeny and speciation.
Dr. Westerdahl's research interests include: Applied nematology, integrated pest management, nematology extension.
Dr. Williams' research interests include: Pollination ecology, bee biology with emphasis on foraging behavior, ecology and evolution of trophic specialization and plant-pollinator Interactions, landscape change and community dynamics, ecosystem services and conservation.
We study how species interactions change over time. We apply a diversity of approaches and perspectives to a diversity of systems and questions. We do experimental community ecology. We also use observational methods, meta-analysis, conceptual synthesis, ecosystem perspectives, and theoretical models. We like data, and we like learning new things.