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Jacob Allgeier

Jacob Allgeier

Jacob Allgeier
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Literature, Science, & Arts » Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

My goal as an ecologist is to apply ecological theory to help solve real-world conservation issues. Specifically, I seek to identify the mechanisms by which behavioral, population, and community dynamics mediate nutrient and energy pathways. The objective is to improve our ability to predict ecological outcomes, and enhance conservation efficacy such as the sustainability of ecosystem services (e.g., fisheries). Much of this research takes place in tropical coastal ecosystems (mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral reefs) where I study gradients created by anthropogenic impacts to test theory directly within the context of environmental change and biodiversity loss. My research is broad and multifaceted, and I rely on (and very much enjoy) integrative collaborations across a variety of fields.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
14. Life Below Water