The McGlinn lab is an ecology research group at the College of Charleston. We address a wide range of questions on the spatial and temporal structure of biodiversity using a combination of macroecological analyses, field studies, and mathematical models. We are passionate about testing and applying basic theory to further conservation priorities. We are advocates for more a open, diverse, and inclusive scientific community.
Is community assembly driven by stochastic or deterministic processes?
We collaborate on software for biodiveristy data management, analysis and simulation.
We have worked with our collaborators in the Weecology lab to develop the R package for the Data Retriever: A package manager for data. It downloads, cleans, and stores publicly available data, so analysts spend less time managing data, and more time analyzing it. Available for R,
We are actively involved in training scientists in both ideas and tools.