Welcome to The Lau Lab at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), a Michigan State University research field station. Research in the lab focuses on community ecology and evolutionary ecology. We study how plant populations respond to human-caused environmental change, the ecology and evolution of species interactions, and natural selection in the wild.
Global warming is often hypothesized to facilitate biological invasions. We tested this hypothesis by planting phylogenetically paired invasive, non-invasive exotic, and native species into an … Read More
The legume-rhizobium symbiosis is a classic example of mutualism. Leguminous host plants trade carbohydrates for the nitrogen fixed by their rhizobium symbionts. In collaboration with Katy Heath (U. … Read More
Intraspecific genetic variation can have large effects on ecological processes; however, effects may be underestimated because most studies to date are on small spatial-scales and short time-scales. … Read More