Tara Rajaniemi, PhD

Professor

Biology

Curriculum Vitae

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Violette Research 205A


Education

2001University of MichiganPhD
1995Florida State UniversityBA

Teaching

  • Plant Biology
  • Community Ecology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis

Teaching

Programs

Research

Research interests

  • Root growth responses to competition
  • Effects of species interactions on community structure
  • Plant species distributions on coastal dunes

Select publications

Rajaniemi, T.K., and Barrett, D.T. (2018).
Germination responses to abiotic stress shape species distributions on coastal dunes
Plant Ecology, 219, 1271-1282.

Rajaniemi, T.K., Goldberg, D.E., Turkington, R., and Dyer, A.R. (2012).
Local filters limit species diversity, but species pools determine composition
Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 14, 373-380.

Rajaniemi, T.K. (2011).
Competition for patchy soil resources reduces community evenness
Oecologia, 165, 169-174.

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