Dr. Bryan Foster

Bryan Foster
  • Professor, Senior Scientist
  • Research Interests: Plant Community Ecology, Grasslands, Ecological Restoration


Dr. Bryan Foster studies the abiotic and biotic factors that shape ecological communities.


Broadly, research in our lab explores how biotic interactions, resource availability, and species pools interact to govern the assembly, diversity, and functioning of plant communities. We are also interested in understanding the impacts of management and human-induced global changes on biodiversity and ecosystem function and applying this understanding to the conservation and restoration of native plant communities.

Research interests:

  • community ecology
  • restoration ecology


I teach Ecology courses: Plant Ecology, Introductory Ecology, various ecology seminars

Teaching interests:

  • Plant ecology