George C. Kent Professor
James T. Cronin
- Population and Community Ecology
- Plant-Herbivore-Natural Enemy Interactions
- Behavioral Ecology
- Spatial/Landscape Ecology
- Ecological Genetics
- Biological Pest Management
- Invasive Species
- Conservation Biology
I consider myself to be a broadly trained evolutionary ecologist. My research interests are rooted in theory and center on the population dynamics and evolution of plant-herbivore-predator interactions at meaningful spatial scales. Studies undertaken by my students and I are both experimental and quantitative and are often motivated by a strong interest in conservation and the biological control of plant pests by natural enemies. [more...]
- Harman, R. R., J. Goddard II, R. Shivaji and J. T. Cronin. 2020. Diverse forms of density-dependent emigration and their population-dynamic consequences. American Naturalist 195: 851-867.
- Meyerson, L, P. Pyšek, M. Lučanová, S. Wigginton, C.-T. Tran and J. T. Cronin. 2020. Plant genome size influences stress tolerance of invasive and native plants via plasticity. Ecosphere 11: Article e03145.
- Cronin, J. T., J. Goddard II, A. Muthunayake and R. Shivaji. 2020. Modeling the effects of trait-mediated dispersal on coexistence of mutualists. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 17: 7838-7861.