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Department of Biology
Tufts University
Robinson Hall, Room 365
200 College Ave
Medford, MA 02155

Office tel: 617-627-0847
Lab tel: 617-627-0878
Fax: 617-627-3805
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Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth Crone
Population ecology and dynamics


B.S. Biology, The College of William and Mary - 1991
Ph.D. Botany, Duke University - 1995
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Washington, 1996-1997

Graduate Research Area: Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; Global Change Biology

Research Interests

Dr. Crone studies plant and animal interactions at the intersection of theoretical ecology and natural history: How do our observations inform theory, and how can theory inform an understanding of the natural world? Many aspects of answering these questions involve advances in statistics. Her current projects include: studying the causes and consequences of mast-seeding in plants; the effect of mast-seeding on the plants' consumers; determining the effects of climate and land use change on butterfly populations; bumble bee demography in relation to food resources; and investigating the consequences of different forms of variance on plant population dynamics.

Courses (in development)

Biology 133: Ecological Models and Data
Biology 135: Ecology of Animal Movement

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