Dr. John Bishop
Professor of Biological Sciences
Arts and Sciences
Office: VSCI 230
Support Staff: Andrea Hanmann
Response of populations, communities, and ecosystems to catastrophic disturbance
My work on this topic is focused on the plants, animals, and soils of the primary successional Pumice Plain of Mount St. Helens. Much of this work is focused on herbivore effects on keystone plant colonists, such as a Lupin (Lupinus lepidus var. lobbii, and its specialist lepidopterna herbivores), and Willows (Salix sitchensis) and cascading effects on community and ecosystem development.
NSF’s Science Nation video about our work on willows at Mount St. Helens