The O’Dwyer lab is focused on the question of how ecological mechanisms shift with spatial, temporal, and organizational scale. This question has led to applications in many areas of ecology, and we use and adapt whatever theoretical modeling tools we can get our hands on to answer it. We work with a broad range of ecological data, from tropical forests, to the human microbiome, to white-tailed deer.

Please see our publications page for specific projects, and a flavor of ongoing projects below:

Life History Theory

Phylogenetic Diversity

Inference, Prediction and Model Comparison in Microbial Ecology

Complexity in Biological and Cultural Evolution

Animal Behavior and Decision-Making