Who Are We?

 

Carla Cáceres Lab

School of Integrative Biology
​University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

We focus on questions at the interface of population, community, and evolutionary ecology. At its core, our research focuses on how biodiversity arises, how it’s maintained, and its functional significance from the scale of organismal traits to ecosystems. Our lab focuses on three related areas of inquiry:

  1. How do ecological and evolutionary processes interact to shape life-history variation?
  2. How do feedbacks between genetic and species diversity influence metacommunity dynamics?
  3. How do ecological and evolutionary processes interact to shape the distribution and abundance of disease?