- Assistant Professor
- Ph.D., Ecology, Duke University
- Ibáñez Lab
- University of Michigan
2546 Dana Building
440 Church St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
- Phone: (734) 615-8817
- Email: email@example.com
UMich – NRE 501: Forest Ecology, a graduate level course. In this course we cover from the basic concepts in ecology that apply to forests to the challenges that forests face due to global change (climate change, landscape fragmentation, invasions). We study the ecological mechanisms behind individuals, populations, communities and whole ecosystems together with the dynamic processes associated to forests (succession, disturbances). We also review the role and impact of humans on these communities.
UMich – NRE 455, EEB 355, PitE 337: Woody Plants: Natural History and Identification. Woody Plants is an intensive field- and lecture-based learning experience, in which undergraduate and graduate students learn to identify 160 woody plant species (trees, shrubs and vines) that are important in Michigan environments. Students learn about their taxonomy, distribution, habitat associations, and biogeographic history and even how to identify them in their leafless winter condition. The lab component consists of weekly field trips in the Ann Arbor area, which include riparian and floodplain habitats, glacial lakes, moraines, bogs, fens and mesic forests. The lectures cover elementary aspects of plant identification, taxonomy and ecology. The broader themes treated in lecture include biogeographic history and the assembly of Michigan plant communities, both before and after major glaciations, ecological specialization, and impacts of global warming and other anthropogenic environmental changes.
Workshop Co-organizer: Ogle, K., Ibáñez, I., and Hille Ris Lambers, J. A brief introduction to hierarchical Bayesian modeling in ecology Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting August 6th, 2006, August 5th, 2007. Accepted for the 2008 Meeting.