Mutualism Ecology Chris Moore

Welcome to Chris Moore's website! I'm an ecologist at Colby College specializing in the population and community ecology of mutualism. I have brader expertise in species interactions, coevolution, dispersal, seed dispersal, and ecological theory.

I am transition to this website, so it will remain fairly bare bones through early 2023. I am hoping that it will provide people interested in my work a centralized location to find all my work and to learn about about it more comprehensively in the research page that I will write soon.

Hiring 4 Summer Research Assistants

Last week we were awarded our 2023 Summer Research Assistantships (SRAs). This year I will be hiring 4, with one being a Data Science SRA. If any Colby students are interested please reach out ASAP because I want to hire all four as soon as possible (1 or 2 weeks after break).

Article on our Movement Ecology of Mutualism symposium published

Our open access Annual Meeting article is now published and available in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America: link. Allison Shaw (UMN) and I co-organized the symposium at the 2022 ESA Annual Meeting and wrote up a summary and synthesis with co-authors and presenters in the symposium, Bethanne Bruninga-Socolar, Eleanor M. Caves, Alex T. Karnish, Kasey N. Kiesewetter, Annika S. Nelson, and Elizabeth G. Pringle.

Two manuscripts submitted today

The first was from a massive project aimed quantifying variation in herbivory across the world! The project is called HerbVar, short for The Herbivory Variability Network. It’s at a high profile journal, so I won’t say much more than the network surveyed 790 populations of 503 species across 200 plant families, which might add up to around 50,000 plants and 100,000 leaves sampled! Anyhow, more on that soon.

The second was addressing some editorial comments on a paper that Allison Shaw and I spear-headed in the Ecological Society of America’s Bulletin. It’s a non-peer-reviewed piece summarizing the Organized Oral Session that we ran at last the 2022 annual ESA meeting on mutualism and movement! It’s a good recap and we synthesize a bit on how the empirically-oriented speakers studied and presented on movement and mutualism. More on that very soon!