Hello! I am Mark Genung, a Postdoctoral Associate in Rachael Winfree‘s lab at Rutgers University. My research applies novel quantitative approaches to questions at the intersections of community and ecosystem ecology. I also use a combination of field, common garden, and greenhouse experiments to address how variation (expressed at many different levels, from genes to large phylogenetic groups) affects the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function.
Currently, I am developing analytical approaches for questions broadly relevant to community ecology such as: 1) null models for understanding how species abundance distributions affect the structure of bipartite networks and 2) adapting the Price equation to answer questions about the temporal stability of ecosystem services. Before that, I completed my PhD in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where I worked with Jen Schweitzer and Joe Bailey, researching community and ecosystem genetics.