Crystal M. Ernst
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Simon Fraser University
As a Hakai Postdoctoral Scholar in the Reynolds lab, I am the lead investigator of the terrestrial invertebrate component of the 100 Islands Project. Using rigorous observational and experimental field work, as well as lab/greenhouse experiments, I will explore how different mechanisms shape the diversity and community structure of these often-overlooked animals. Specifically, I’ll be testing predictions about relationships between invertebrate diversity and: a) spatial and physical characteristics of islands, like area and distance from the mainland; b) the input of nutrient subsidies from marine sources, and; c) interactions between invertebrates and other organisms.
Signed reviews submitted for articles published in PeerJ Note that some articles may not have the review itself made public unless authors have made them open as well.
July 3, 2018
Beetles in bamboo forests: community structure in a heterogeneous landscape of southwestern Amazonia
Jennifer M. Jacobs, Rudolf von May, David H. Kavanaugh, Edward F. Connor