Editor-in-Chief Judie Bronstein
Editor Troy Day
Editor Susan KaliszWhile I’m in my first year as an Editor of the American Naturalist., I have long appreciated the synthetic and cross-cutting nature of articles published in the American Naturalist. My work focuses on how evolutionary forces and local ecological factors interact to shape individual traits and population-level fitness.
Currently my lab is exploring two main themes: mating system evolution and species interactions and invasion. Using the mixed mating genus, Collinsia, as a model, we examine the genomic consequences of shifts to self-fertilization, quantify if selection shapes mating system traits to maintain stable mixed mating, and test ideas related to Baker’s Law, linking selfing, dispersal, and range size. Further, my long-term herbivore exclusion experiment was designed to quantify the role of herbivores, mutualists, and invaders on the physiology, life history, and demographic stability of the native understory community. These projects are run out of my lab at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am a faculty member.and time.
Natural History Editor Mark McPeek
Managing Editor Trish Morse
|I've been the managing editor of The American Naturalist since June 2001--the best job in the world.|