Research in Community Ecology

Research in the Seabloom lab at the University of Minnesota spans a broad array of basic and applied topics in community ecology including the community ecology of diseases, biological invasions, and restoration ecology. The following are some major research themes. Please also take a look at some of the other exciting work in the lab.

The Nutrient Network (NutNet):
a global research cooperative

Global environmental impacts require global-scale research efforts. The Nutrient Network is a globally-distributed, massively collaborative, experiment replicated at more than 70 sites in 12 countries on 5 continents. Read more...

The Community Ecology of Disease

Disease ecology has grown rapidly as a field, but only recently have models and studies expanded to address the full community context of host-pathogen interactions. Read more...

Effects of Consumers and Nutrients on Marine, Aquatic, and Terrestrial Ecosystems

The supply of resources and the impacts of consumers are two of the most important general factors governing the diversity and productivity of earth’s ecosystems. Read more...

The Invasion and restoration of California grasslands

Invasive species pose one of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and cost hundreds of billions of dollars annually in the United State alone. Read more...

Beachgrass Invasion, Coastal Geomorphology, and Coastal Protection

While plant invasions can threaten native plants and animals, cause economic damage, and change ecosystem processes, it seems far-fetched that they may alter the very shape of the Earth’s surface and alter the security of cities and towns. Read more...

Eric W. Seabloom

Associate Professor
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
University of Minnesota
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