Research Group: Plant Ecology

The Plant Ecology Research Group studies positive and negative plant interactions with other plants, insects, and root-associated microorganisms, using basic ecological and evolutionary science to develop applied solutions in plant production and the management of plant communities.

Plants interact with many different organisms in their surroundings and these interactions affect plants’ survival, reproduction and population size.

Research areas in the group include plant defense against herbivores, ecology and productivity of crop mixtures and experimental plant communities, below-ground interactions among crop plants and between plants and associated microorganisms, application of evolutionary theory to agriculture and low-maintenance herbaceous vegetation for urban and suburban green spaces.















Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Ioulietta Moustaka PhD Fellow +4535332957 E-mail
Jacob Weiner Professor +4535332822 E-mail
Thure Pavlo Hauser Associate Professor +4535332818 E-mail