Ison Lab

Check out recent papers from the Ison Lab!

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, JL, LJ Prescott ’17 (co-first authors), 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.

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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 2018! Senior IS thesis students (left to right) James, Megan, Jack, Ashley, Elizabeth and Laura.
Ison lab 2017! Senior IS thesis students (left to right) Mallorey, Leah, Alyson, and Alex (also pictured Jennifer and Zachary).
Ison Lab 2016! Senior IS thesis students Kathleen (left) and Annelise (right). Also pictured Jennifer and Zachary (middle)