Dates: September 2010 – May 2012
Project Title: Community genetics and global change: scaling up genotype-level plant responses to population and community dynamics
As a NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, Emily Moran (Ph.D. Biology, Duke Univ., 2010) investigated the impact of increasing CO2 on inter-genotype competition and plant-insect interactions in aspen forests in order to develop a modeling framework that could be applied to other forest communities. Upon completing her fellowship at NIMBioS, Dr. Moran accepted a position as postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.
Publications while at NIMBioS
Barton BH, Moran E. 2013. Measuring diversity on the Supreme Court with biodiversity statistics. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 10(1): 1-34. [Online].
Moran EV, Bewick S, Cobbold C. 2013. Effects of plant genotype and insect dispersal rate on the population dynamics of a forest pest. Ecology, 94(12): 2792-2802. [Online]
Moran EV, Kubiske ME. 2013. Can elevated CO2 and ozone shift the genetic composition of aspen (Populus tremuloides) stands? New Phytologist, 198(2): 466-475. [Online].
Moran EV, Clark JS. 2012. Causes and consequences of unequal seedling production in forest trees: A case study in red oaks. Ecology, 93(5): 1082-1094. [Online].
Moran EV, Willis J, Clark JS. 2012. Genetic evidence for hybridization in red oaks (Quercus sect. Lobatae, Fagaceae). American Journal of Botany 99(1):92-100. [Online]
Moran EV, Clark JS. 2011. Estimating seed and pollen movement in a monoecious plant: A hierarchical Bayesian approach integrating genetic and ecological data. Molecular Ecology, 20(6): 1248-1262. [Online].