Dan Flynn

Table of contents

Research Interests

My work focuses on the broad questions of how so many species on this planet coexist, and what they are all doing here. I go about this by investigating the rules for community assembly and the consequences of community dissassembly, principally using grassland plants in model communities. The roles of competition and trophic interactions in shaping these relationships, as well as the ways of measuring different aspects biodiversity, all interest me.


Education and Professional Positions

2011 - 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2005 - 2011 Ph.D., Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, USA
2003 - 2005 Researcher, Department of Ecology, Peking University, Beijing, China
2001 - 2002 Research Assistant, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
1998 - 2001 B.A., Department of Biology, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA