Ecological Network Theory

Using mathematics to understand how ecosystems form and fall apart

Biological Data Science

Developing and applying data analysis to simplify biological complexity

Experimental Community Ecology

Collecting new kinds of data using modern technologies and cutting edge experiments


Sharp thresholds limit the benefit of defector avoidance in cooperation on networks

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Fanqi Zeng, Martin Homer, Simon A Levin, Thilo Gross, (2021), arXiv

Body size dependent dispersal influences stability in heterogeneous metacommunities

Kurt E Anderson, Ashkaan K Fahimipour, (2021), Scientific Reports

Informational constraints on predator–prey interactions

Benjamin T Martin, Michael A Gil, Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Andrew M Hein, (2021), Oikos

Introducing the Microbes and Social Equity Working Group: Considering the Microbial Components of Social, Environmental, and Health Justice

Suzanne L Ishaq, Francisco J Parada, Patricia G Wolf, Carla Y Bonilla, Megan A Carney, Amber Benezra, Emily Wissel, Michael Friedman, Kristen M DeAngelis, Jake M Robinson, Ashkaan K Fahimipour, et al., (2021), mSystems

Modern models of trophic meta–communities

Thilo Gross, Korinna T Allhoff, Bernd Blasius, Ulrich Brose, Barbara Drossel, Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Christian Guill, Justin D Yeakel, Fanqi Zeng, (2020), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Mapping the bacterial metabolic niche space

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Thilo Gross, (2020), Nature Communications

How light exposure changes bacterial communities in household dust

Sam Rosenberg, Sue Ishaq, Julia May, Ashkaan K Fahimipour, (2020), Frontiers for Young Minds

Omnivory does not preclude strong trophic cascades

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, David A Levin, Kurt E Anderson, (2019), Ecosphere

Ecogeographical rules and the macroecology of food webs

Benjamin Baiser, Dominique Gravel, Alyssa R Cirtwill, Jennifer A Dunne, Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Luis J Gilarranz, Joshua A Grochow, Daijiang Li, Neo D Martinez, Alicia McGrew, Timothée Poisot, Tamara N Romanuk, Daniel B Stouffer, Lauren B Trotta, Fernanda S Valdovinos, Richard J Williams, Spencer A Wood, Justin D Yeakel, (2019), Global Ecology and Biogeography

Moving microbes: the dynamics of transient microbial residence on human skin

Roo Vandegrift, Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Mario Muscarella, Ashley C Bateman, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Brendan JM Bohannan, (2019), bioRxiv

Antimicrobial Chemicals Associate with Microbial Function and Antibiotic Resistance Indoors

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Sarah Ben Maamar, Alexander G McFarland, Ryan A Blaustein, Jing Chen, Adam J Glawe, Jeff Kline, Jessica L Green, Rolf U Halden, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Curtis Huttenhower, Erica M Hartmann, (2018), mSystems

Daylight exposure modulates bacterial communities associated with household dust

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Erica M Hartmann, Andrew Siemens, Jeff Kline, David A Levin, Hannah Wilson, Clarisse M Betancourt-Román, GZ Brown, Mark Fretz, Dale Northcutt, Kyla N Siemens, Curtis Huttenhower, Jessica L Green, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, (2018), Microbiome

American Gut: an open platform for citizen science microbiome research

Daniel McDonald, Embriette Hyde, Justine W Debelius, James T Morton, Antonio Gonzalez, Gail Ackermann, Alexander A Aksenov, Bahar Behsaz, Caitriona Brennan, Yingfeng Chen, Lindsay DeRight Goldasich, Pieter C Dorrestein, Robert R Dunn, Ashkaan K Fahimipour, et al., (2018), mSystems

Global-scale structure of the eelgrass microbiome

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Melissa R Kardish, Jenna M Lang, Jessica L Green, Jonathan A Eisen, John J Stachowicz, (2017), Applied and environmental microbiology

Compensation masks trophic cascades in complex food webs

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Kurt E Anderson, Richard J Williams, (2017), Theoretical Ecology

Colonisation rate and adaptive foraging control the emergence of trophic cascades

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Kurt E Anderson, (2015), Ecology Letters

The dynamics of assembling food webs

Ashkaan K Fahimipour, Andrew M Hein, (2014), Ecology Letters