Hello! I am Mark Genung, a Post-doctoral Scientist in Rachael Winfree‘s lab at Rutgers University, where I study whether pollinator species richness and community composition affects the stability of pollination services, among other projects. 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.
My research program applies novel quantitative approaches to questions at the intersections of community, ecosystems, and evolutionary ecology. I 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.