Christopher M Moore

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: Arey [ campus map ]
Fax: 207-859-5705
Moore, Christopher M

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, 2014, University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2005, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecology
  • Population ecolgogy
  • Community ecology
  • Species interactions
  • Mutualism
  • Experimental design
  • Theoretical ecology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Natural history

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
BI271 BIntroduction to Ecology
BI382 AEcological Modeling

Current Research

I am an ecologist concerned with the distribution and abundance of organisms. My specific area of study is how the distributions and abundances of organisms are affected by positive species interactions known as mutualism. Mutualism, sometimes referred to as cooperation, is where 2 or more species directly benefit from each other (in currencies such as survival or reproduction), in cases such as plants and pollinators, coral and zooxanthellae, and plants and seed-dispersing animals. I use both empirical and theoretical approaches to my work, and I am always eager to work with interested and motivated students.

Publications


Selected publications
Moore, C.M. and Vander Wall, S.B., 2015. Scatter-hoarding rodents disperse seeds to safe sites in a fire-prone ecosystem. Plant ecology, 216(8), pp.1137-1153.
Vander Wall, S.B. and Moore, C.M., 2016. Interaction diversity of North American seed‚Äźdispersal mutualisms. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(11), pp.1377-1386.
Moore, C.M., Stieha, C.R., Nolting, B.C., Cameron, M.K. and Abbott, K.C., 2015. QPot: An R Package for Stochastic Differential Equation Quasi-Potential Analysis. The R Journal, 8(2), pp.19-38.

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