We are interested in understanding how and why species compete, coexist, and vary in abundance and rarity in populations and communities. In particular, our lab focuses on the interactions between plants and microbes, and how they change population dynamics and community structure. These interactions can range from negative (plant pathogens), neutral (latent decomposers), to positive (mutualisms). We combine field and greenhouse experiments, long term data sets, statistical and computational modeling, as well as wet lab molecular techniques to investigate these topics.
The Chung lab welcomes applications from motivated undergrads, prospective graduate students, and postdocs. If you are interested in joining the lab, please send Anny an email with your interests/proposed research and CV. Opportunities are available through the Department of Plant Biology and the Department of Plant Pathology.