Alison C. Iles

Ecological communities are complex and dynamic networks of species interactions. Predicting how they will respond to perturbations (e.g. harvesting, pollution, climate change) is a major challenge for ecologists, as little is known about how perturbations propagate internally through the network of species interactions and alter species abundances. Predicting the higher-order impacts of perturbations on community structure and dynamics is the overarching goal of my research.

I am a community ecologist broadly trained in field- and lab-based aquatic ecology techniques as well as theoretical approaches, making me well equipped to address theory-driven empirical research questions. I have recently finished an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) working on estimating intrinsic predictability from ecological time series data, which built on my previous postdoc work on the predictability of ecological networds with Mark Novak at Oregon State University. I am currently seeking a research position (postdoc; research associate) which will enable me to work from my current base in Corvallis, Oregon. Please contact me if you are looking for someone with my research background to join your research group!


Alison C. Iles, Courtesy Faculty

Oregon State University

Department of Integrative Biology

Corvallis, Oregon, 97331

PH: 541-908-6422