Important knowledge gaps remain in our understanding of patterns and processes of invasion, despite an extensive body of research dedicated to this phenomenon. Highly-debated topics in invasion ecology could benefit from a macrosystems perspective. In the MEC Lab, we aim to provide novel insights into highly-debated invasion questions by approaching these questions with a macrosystems perspective. In other words, we use a broad variety of statistical methods and nationwide datasets to study large-scale and cross-scale patterns and processes of invasion, as well as of other socioecological conservation challenges.

WE'RE HIRING! If you're interested in being a postdoc, graduate or undergraduate student in the MEC Lab, please contact Dr. Nunez-Mir via email (gnm@uic.edu).