Welcome to the Ison Lab!
Ison lab members have research interests in plant ecology, conservation biology, and ecological genetics. We study how anthropogenic (i.e., human-induced) alterations to natural areas are impacting native plant and bee 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-colonization 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 species affect population persistence across a fragmented landscape.
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Ison lab 2023-2024 Senior IS thesis students Zoe Jurkowski, Ann Venditti, Lindsey Moore, Fire Flower, Jak Davis, and Emily Greenland