Presentations

Selected Presentations:

2022:

Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. "Measuring Ecological Stability in Systems Without Static Equilibria." <link>

Invited Presentation, Gordon Research Conference on Unifying Ecology Across Scales, Manchester, NH. "General Statistical Scaling Laws for Stability in Ecological Systems." <link>

Seminar, Theoretical Ecology Seminar Series, "Measuring Ecological Stability in Systems without Static Equilibria". <link> <video>

Teaching Seminar, arQus School, Granada 2022. Biodiversity and Climate Change. <link>

2021:

Seminar, Dullinger/Essl Jour Fixe, "Ecological Stability, in Theory and Practice (… and in Nonstationary Systems)". <link>

Workshop, Graduate School and Postdoctoral Program of iDiv (yDiv), "Career Days: Career Lunch with iDiv Alumni".

Seminar, Doctoral Colloquium Climate Change Graz, University of Graz, Austria, "Contingent factors explain average divergence in functional composition over 88 years of old field succession". <link>

Seminar, Holt Lab Group, University of Florida, USA, "How Observation Scale Biases Estimates of Ecological Stability, and How to Fix it". <link> <video>

Seminar, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MA, USA, "Multidisciplinary Perspectives on COVID-19". <link>

Seminar, Centre for Ecological Research, Budapest, Hungary, "The Ecotones of Minnesota: Prairie, Savanna, and Forest, and all in 2200 ha". <link>

Seminar, Universität Graz, Institut für Biologie, "Ökologische Mischregion Minnesota: Prairie, Savanne, und Wald, und alles auf 2200 ha". <link>

Seminar, Masaryk University, Department of Botany and Zoology, "Chasing the Dragon, and two other methods: A general approach for measuring stability in complex ecological systems." <link>

2019:

Seminar, University of Graz, "Predicting ecological changes across space and time by putting theory into practice." <ppt>

Teaching Seminar, University of Graz, "Veränderung der Waldgrenze in den Alpen in Lichte des Klimawandels." <ppt>

Contributed Presentation, iDiv Annual Conference, "Leveraging scale to build empirically tractable theory and metrics of stability and coexistence." <pdf>

Invited Presentation, University of Oulu, "A more generalizable approach to scale-wise analysis of stable coexistence, or, Chasing the Dragon, and two other methods." <pdf>

2018:

Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (GfÖ) Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria. "Spatial and temporal scales confound tests of stable coexistence, but identify underlying mechanisms."

2017:

Invited Presentation, Utrecht University, "Identifying mechanisms that structure ecological communities." <pdf>

Minnesota Math Climate Seminar, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. "How can we define and identify stability - or persistence? - in diverse ecological communities?" <pdf>

PhD Defense, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. "Constraints and tradeoffs: Toward a predictive, mechanism-based understanding of ecological communities." <pdf> <video>

Invited Workshop, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center Summer School, Einsiedeln, Switzerland. "Empirical Dynamic Modeling: Time Series Analysis for Predicting Future Dynamics and Testing Causal Links." <pdf>

2015:

Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. "A predictive community ecology model for extrapolating from field observations to novel conditions." <pdf>

Contributed Presentation, World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling: Modeling and Sustainability of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bordeaux, France. "Predicting communities from monocultures: How to maximize desired goods and services with available ecological information." <pdf>

2014:

Contributed Presentation, American Society of Naturalists meeting on integrating pattern and process to understand biodiversity, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. "Defining ecosystems by their interactions: Using process to demystify pattern." <pdf>

2013:

Contributed Presentation, International Biogeography Society special meeting on species associations, Montreal, QC, Canada. "Defining communities by their interactions: Using process to identify pattern." <pdf>

Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. "Convergence and divergence in old field succession: Are there predictable trends in long-term dynamics?" <pdf>

IGNITE Presentation, "Succeeding with succession: Using ecological community dynamics to build low-impact biofuels." <pdf>

2012:

Contributed Poster, Long Term Ecological Research Network Meeting, Estes Park, CO. "Multiple Trajectories of old Field Succession at Cedar Creek." <pdf>

Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. "When resident species resist displacement, invading species have ecologically distinct impacts on communities." <pdf>