Jason Toy

CONTACT INFORMATION
jatoy@ucsc.edu
Long Marine Lab
115 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

EDUCATION
B.S. Biotechnology, University of California, Davis (2015)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

In nature, species interact in a number of different ways including competitive, mutualistic, and predatory interactions.  These interactions can be a major driving force behind the structure of marine communities, determining what species are present and their relative abundances.  In my dissertation research, I will investigate how natural and anthropogenic changes in environmental variables affect the direction or strength of these interactions, and how these changes scale up to effect communities and ecosystem function.  In turn, I will explore how these changes may effect the evolution of populations within these
communities.
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