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Walter Carson

Walter Carson on the Gigante Peninsula, Panama

Walter Carson’s lab focuses on experimental and empirical tests of theory in community ecology, specifically theories that hone in on the mechanisms generating community composition, coexistence, complexity, and the maintenance of species diversity.

“Unfortunately for ecology, the theoretical hare hit the ground running long before the experimental tortoise emerged from the starting gate.”

-Dennis Chitty

“Politeness is the poison of all good collaboration in science.”

-Francis Crick