We study a range of questions at the intersection of ecology and evolution, embracing both basic and applied systems. Much of our research is focused on understanding the causes, consequences, and dynamics of biological invasions, especially the effects of species interactions (e.g. herbivory, disease, pollination, and microbial mutualisms) on plant invasions. We work in both temperate and tropical ecosystems. For more information about the research we do, go to the RESEARCH page and also check out what individual students and postdocs are doing on our PEOPLE page.

Interested in joining the Parker Lab?  YES, we are accepting applications for new students for 2018-19!  Go to the PROSPECTIVE GRADS page for more information.

 Also see our FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES through EEB’s training grant from the Department of Education’s program Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need.


NEWS: The Parker Lab has recently moved to the beautiful new Coastal Biology Building!