Margaret Simon

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Complex Systems Summer School 2015

I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA. I got my bachelors in biology in 2008 (Haverford College) with a minor in physics. I am interested in complexity that arises when physical and biological processes overlap in space and time. For my dissertation research, I use an integration of theory and data to uncover the mechanisms by which two important drivers of ecological community structure, temperature and antagonistic species interactions, allow native and invasive species to co-occur. Aside from exploring ecological complexity, I love being outside; especially if a bike or frisbee is involved.