Welcome to my research website! Feel free to explore and learn more about my research in ecology, conservation, wildlife ecology, biogeography, and statistics. – Joe Veech, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
ANNOUNCEMENTS: January 2018; (1) Recent M.S. graduate Caley Zuzula got a nice “plug” of her hummingbird project on the website of the local chapter of the Audubon Society. (2) Current M.S. student Skyler Flaska recently received an award of $1,810 from the Graduate College to support his research on the spacing dynamics of harvester ants and fire ants across a geographical gradient of fire ant invasion.
All of the photos below show various types of habitat that are home to various types of organisms. This is what fascinates me about Ecology – the way in which habitat variation supports species diversity across a landscape and affects where we find each species and at what abundance. First and foremost, species need habitat.