University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences



Jane Cowles


Post-Doctoral Researcher,  University of Minnesota,  2016-2017

Graduate student,  University of Minnesota,  2011-2014


I am interested in extensions of the theoretical links between coexistence mechanisms: the reasons there are so many species to begin with, and the consequences of these coexisting species, biodiversity: for ecosystem functioning. Past projects include examining the role of plant-soil feedbacks in the diversity-productivity relationship and how increased below-ground niche use in diverse plant communities may alter the response of ecosystems to increased temperatures.

Contact Information


Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
100 Ecology Building
1987 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul MN, 55108