I look at how anthropogenic change affects wild plant populations and communities. Check out this website to learn more about my research, as well as native plant conservation.
January 2015 - Ginseng climate change research featured in the Beacon.
October 2014 - Thrush research featured on NPR
September 2014 - Two new papers:
Souther, S. & J.B. McGraw. 2014. Synergistic effects of climate change and harvest on extinction risk of American ginseng. Ecological Applications 24(6): 1463-1477.
Hruska, Amy M., Souther, S., and James B. McGraw. Songbird dispersal of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) Ecoscience 21(1): 46-55.
August 2014 - The Souther lab in the news! Over 40 media outlets picked up coverage of the 'Biotic impacts of energy development from shale' paper. Here are a couple notable links: The Guardian, Popular Science, ScienceBlog, Wisconsin Public News Service, and The Conversation
August 2014 - Two new papers have come out:
Souther, S., Terrell, K., Tingley, M.W., Hayman, D.T.S., Popescu, V.D., Ryan, M.E., Graves, T.A. & B. Hartl. 2014. Biotic impacts of energy development from shale: research priorities and knowledge gaps. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 330-338.
Souther, S., Fetcher, N., Fowler, Z., Shaver G. & J.B. McGraw. 2014. Ecotypic differentiation in photosynthesis and growth of Eriophorum vaginatum along a latitudinal gradient in Alaska. Botany 92: 551-561.
August 2014 - Welcome, Aaron! Aaron Bugby joins the lab to look at managed relocation of understory herbs.