Erica Newman

Biodiversity Conservation; Disturbance Ecology; Fire Management; Disease Ecology; Macroecology


Erica Newman's research seeks to find a better understanding of various disturbance types and quantitative comparisons of their effects over multiple scales which is required for both species-level and landscape-scale conservation efforts. Newman uses a number of study systems with known histories of disturbance to quantitatively compare different disturbance types and their effects on macroecological metrics such as rarity, diversity, and other measures of community structure. Her core research develops and applies an information-entropy based framework of macroecology that predicts spatial scaling, metabolic rate distributions, and and species-level and community-level metrics of species diversity and abundance.


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