Ecology and Evolution

Determining Protist Interactions in Tree-hole Microcosms

Student name
Theo Gress
Research sponsor
Tadashi Fukami
Academic year

Detecting causal interactions between species is a central question for ecologists. Convergent Cross mapping is a nonparametric statistical method to find causal interactions for nonlinear dynamical system from analyzing time series of observational data. This project examines the interactions between protist community in tree-hole microcosms to demonstrate the usefulness of Convergent Cross Mapping.