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Keenan Mack

Assistant Professor of Biology
Parker Science Building, Room 210
217.245.3194
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research Interests
My research primarily focuses on how spatial processes, such as dispersal strategies, influence the population dynamics with communities. I typically use the microbial symbiosis between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and plant hosts as a model system and utilize a broad range of both empirical (laboratory, greenhouse, and field) and theoretical (analytical and simulation modeling) approaches to investigate these dynamics. 
 
Primary Study Area
Microbial Community Ecology, the Evolution of Cooperation, Spatial Ecology, Plant-soil Feedbacks
 
Education
B.S. University of Guelph (Major: Biology, Minor: Molecular Biology and Genetics)
 
Ph.D. Indiana University (Major: Evolutionary Ecology, Minor: History and Philosophy of Science)
  
Professional Experience
2012-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.  
 
2014-2015 Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Miami.
 
 


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