Professor, Graduate Student Advisor

I am an ecologist broadly interested in population and community dynamics including tree demography, maintenance of species richness, and the ecological effects of climate change.  I emphasize the use of quantitative approaches to investigate the mechanisms structuring ecological systems, including statistical models, analytical models, and computer simulation models.  For more information, visit Professor Beckage's website.

Brian Beckage

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Biocomplexity, computational models of ecosystems, population and community dynamics, effects of disturbances and climate change on biodiversity


  • Ph.D., Duke University 2000


Courses Taught

  • PBIO 294 - Ecological Modeling
  • HCOL 185 - Complexity, climate change and human systems
  • BCOR 102 - Ecology and Evolution
  • PBIO 275 - Global Change Ecology