Megan Rúa (Ph.D., Environment and Ecology, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2012) is using selective source analysis (SSA) to estimate selection due to interspecific interactions and other sources, which also involves employing meta-analysis in conjunction with SSA to examine these relationships across a broad array of hosts and their mycorrhiza.
After completing her fellowship, Rúa joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Wright State University as an assistant professor.
NIMBioS Profile: Q&A with Dr. Rúa
Plants and their microbes
Publications while at NIMBioS
Rúa M et al. 2016. Home-field advantage? evidence of local adaptation among plants, soil, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi through meta-analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16:122. [Online]
Chaudhary et al. 2016. MycoDB, a global database of plant response to mycorrhizal fungi. Scientific Data, 3: 160028. [Online]
Rúa MA, Wilson EC, Steele S, Munters AR, Hoeksema JD, Frank AC. 2016. Associations between Ectomycorrhizal Fungi and Bacterial Needle Endophytes in Pinus radiata: Implications for Biotic Selection of Microbial Communities. Frontiers in Microbiology. [Online]
Presentations while at NIMBioS
Rúa MA. 2016. Exploring the relative importance of biotic and abiotic sources of for pine-fungal interaction. University of Michigan, Early Career Scientists Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI.
Rúa MA. October 2015. Educational talk at Ecology and Evolution seminar, mentored and judged at the annual meeting. SACNAS, National Harbor, MD.
Datasets while at NIMBioS
Chaudhary et al. 2016. Data from: MycoDB, a global database of plant response to mycorrhizal fungi. Dryad Digital Repository. [Online]
Media Coverage while at NIMBioS
2016 April 5. 12th U-M EEB Early Career Scientists Symposium still hitting its stride. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Press Release, Univ. of Michigan. (Associated with presentation: Exploring the relative importance of biotic and abiotic sources of for pine-fungal interaction). [Online]