New Paper: The four pillars of scholarly publishing: The future and a foundation

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in publications | No Comments

Jarrett’s piece summarizing the consensus from the NCEAS working group The future of publishing in ecology, evolutionary biology, and environmental science is now out at Ideas in Ecology & Evolution. Enjoy!

Tour of our New Home

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in lab news | No Comments

In August, we’ll be moving to the new UMB Integrated Sciences Complex. Today, some of the biology faculty got a look at our new digs…check it out! (scroll to the left below)

New Paper: Linking Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in publications | No Comments

A thoughtful review of the challenges and opportunities available for incorporating Biodiversity Ecosystem Function work with Ecosystem Service provision that grew out of an NCEAS working group.

Funded: Food Web Structure & Ecosystem Multifunctionality in New England Salt Marshes SeaGrant

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in grants | No Comments

Our SeaGrant project to study variation in New England salt marsh food web structure and ecosystem multifunctionality has been funded! This work will lead to the construction of a general New England food web (underway with some of our stellar undergrads), support for grad and undergrad research, and more!

Jarrett Talks Crowdfunding on G+

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in lab in the news | No Comments

Interested in learning more about science crowdfunding? Jarrett participated today with Science on Google+ to discuss #SciFund and science crowdfunding. Watch below:

New Grad Student Paper: Diverse Marsh Consumers Maintain Ecosystems

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in publications | No Comments

Congrats to Byrnes lab student Marc Hensel! Marc has a fantastic new piece out in PNAS out showing how increases in diversity across multiple kingdoms of salt marsh consumers can affect multiple ecosystem functions. Nice work!

New Paper: Ecological Networks & Salt Marsh Microbes

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in publications | No Comments

Fun new piece out in collaboration with the Bowen lab. We show how techniques from food web network ecology can be used to bring together ecological network analyses from food webs with genomic data to assign salt marsh microbes to “species.” Bonus, the analyses were blogged about along the way!

Crowdfunding in the Boston Globe

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in lab in the news | No Comments

Science crowdfunding and #SciFund are featured in today’s Boston Globe with quotes from the lab.

Welcome new lab members!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in lab news | No Comments

Welcome to a new school year, and to the new Byrnes lab students Jillian Dunic and Marc Hensel!

New postdoc!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in lab news | No Comments

Welcome to Byrnes lab postdoc Alison Haupt!