Ison Lab

Check out papers from the Ison Lab!

Page, ML*t, JL Isont, A Bewley*, K Koch*, A Kaul*, K Kolis*, K Holsinger*, and S Wagenius. 2019. Pollinator effectiveness in a composite: a specialist bee pollinates more florets but does not move pollen further than other pollinators. American Journal of Botany (doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1383). PDF

Ison, JLt, ESL Tuan*’18, MH Koski, JS Whalen* ’18, and LF Galloway. 2019. The role of pollinator preference in the maintenance of pollen color variation. Annals of Botany. PDF

Ison, JLt, LJ Prescott*t ’17, SW Nordstrom, A Waananen, and S Wagenius. 2018. Pollinator-mediated mechanisms for increased reproductive success in early flowering plants. Oikos. (doi:10.1111/oik.04882). PDF

Koski, MH, JL Ison, A Padilla* ’18, A Q Pham*, and LF Galloway. 2018. Linking pollinator efficiency to patterns of pollen limitation: small bees exploit the plant-pollinator mutualism. Proceedings to the Royal Society B. 285: 20180635. PDF

Waananen A, G Kiefer, JL Ison and S Wagenius. 2018. Mating opportunity increases with synchrony of flowering among years more than synchrony within years in a nonmasting perennial. The American Naturalist. 192 (3). PDF

Welcome to the Ison Lab!

Members of the Ison lab have research interests in ecology, conservation biology, and ecological genetics. We study how anthropogenic (i.e., human-induced) alterations to natural areas are impacting native plant populations. In North America, nearly all of our natural areas have been fragmented, and many populations are small and isolated. In fact, less than 1% of the pre-settlement prairie remains. The fragmentation and loss of habitats mean that the remaining native plant populations are often subject to the ecological and genetic consequences of small population sizes. Our research examines how flowering time, plant density, and pollinator taxa affect population persistence across a fragmented landscape.

Interested in joining the Ison Lab? Please fill out our research interest survey!

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Ison lab 2021! We got to have in-person graduation! Senior IS thesis students (left to right) Jena, Mike, Miyauna, Julia, (Jennifer), and Lauryn


Ison Lab 2018! Senior thesis IS students (left to right) James, Megan, Jack, Ashley, Elizabeth and Laura
Ison lab 2020! Senior IS thesis students (left to right) KC, Jess, Mia, and Avery (not pictured: Evan and Preston)
Ison Lab 2019! Research students from left to right Maresa, Mia, Nate, Zeke (senior IS thesis), Mary Kate (senior IS thesis), and Evan
Ison Lab 2016! Senior IS students Kathleen (left) and Annelise (right). Also pictured Jennifer and Zachary (middle)
Ison lab 2017! Senior IS student (left to right) Mallorey, Leah, Alyson, Alex, and Jennifer Ison with Zachary