Theoretical Ecology Section Liaison: Colin Kremer (MSU)

ROLE:
I'm the student liaison between the Student Section and the Theory Section, where I also currently serve as section secretary and webmaster. I'm happy to advocate for students in the theory section, and to facilitate the exchange of information between these sections, so drop me a line any time if there's something I can do for you in this position.

ABOUT ME & SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:
Currently, I'm a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, where I'm a member of the Department of Plant Biology and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior interdepartmental group. Most of my time is spent out at the Kellogg Biological Station, where I am a member of the Klausmeier-Litchman lab group. I completed my B.S. in Biology and Mathematics at SUNY Geneseo, in beautiful upstate NY.

I am broadly interested in theoretical ecology at the population and community levels. I love looking at the world in a quantitative, mathematical and statistical way, and collaborating with others on interesting projects. I spend a lot of time thinking about the consequences of fluctuating resource levels or environmental conditions for the competition and coexistence of species. In my work, I make use of models combining ecological and evolutionary approaches to study things like the adaptation of marine phytoplankton to different thermal regimes and the coexistence of competing species on a single fluctuating resource. Right now I'm also very excited by developing improved statistical methods to more directly confront the predictions of theoretical models with empirical data, including one current project using data from the EPA to understand the occurrence of harmful cyanobacteria blooms.

CONTACT INFO:
kremerco at msu.edu

Web site:
www.msu.edu/~kremerco

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