The story behind COMPADRE – Population Demographics Database

In the next Journal of Ecology podcast I interview a number of ecologists responsible for two databases of population demographics matrices (ComADRe and ComPADRe III), one for  plants and other for animals. Four ecologists were interviewed: Rob Salguero-Gomez (who currently organizes the databases), Hal Caswell (a collaborator on the project), and Miguel Franco and Jonathan Silvertown (who started these databases a few…

Ecological Inspirations: Mark Rees

Mark is interested in a wide range of ecological and evolutionary problems. He uses a range of approaches from simple analytical models, through to evolutionary stable strategy models for the evolution of plant traits and more complex structured models, in particular integral projection models. He is also interested in statistical estimation problems related to the…

Ecological Inspirations: Roberto Salguero-Gómez

Roberto integrates research questions in ecology and evolutionary biology by using a variety of methods that include histology, plant ecophysiology, diographic discrete and continuous models, and comparative biology. His research focuses mostly on the exploration of strategies that allow organisms to survive in arid environments, particularly in the light of climate change, and the conditions…