New Subject Editor Lise Comte14 September 2016
I am a freshwater ecologist with a special interest in how species and communities respond to large-scale anthropogenic disturbances. I am currently a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, USA.
My research seeks to provide a better understanding of the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that shape species’ niches, range dynamics and the redistribution of biodiversity under global changes. To study these questions, I combine spatio-temporal datasets with diverse trait-based and phylogenetic approaches and modeling techniques. My current projects include global-scale analyses of species’ vulnerability to climate change, dispersal patterns in stream networks and phenotypic and phylogenetic correlates of range shifts.