Marco Visser

Pacala lab
Email Address: 
mvisser@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
102 Eno Hall

Marco is interested in confronting theory with empirical data. Generally, his work has one overarching theme: linking ecological patterns across spatio-temporal scales, and levels of biological organization (e.g. trophic level or life-stage). Research topics include disentangling the major demographic processes that structure tropical communities, evolution of reproductive strategies, and advancing computational, mathematical and statistical methodology in ecology and biology. 

Publications List: 

1. M. D. Visser, S. Joseph Wright, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Gemma Rutten and Patrick A. Jansen. Tri-trophic interactions affect density dependence of seed fate in a tropical forest palm. 2011, Ecology Letters. 14, 1093-1100. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01677.x/abst...

2. M. D. Visser, S. Joseph Wright, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Eelke Jongejans, Liza S. Comita, Hans de Kroon and Stefan Schnitzer. Tree species vary widely in their tolerance for liana infestation: A case study of differential host response to generalist parasites. 2018, Journal of Ecology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2745.12815/abstract

3. M. D. Visser, M. Bruijning, S. J. Wright, H. C. Muller-Landau, E. Jongejans, L. S. Comita and H. de Kroon. Functional traits as predictors of vital rates across the life-cycle of tropical trees. Functional Ecology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2435.12621/abstract

4. M. D. Visser, E. Jongejans, M. van Breugel, P. A. Zuidema, Y. Chen, A. R. Kassim, H. de Kroon. 2011. Strict mast fruiting for a tropical dipterocarp tree: A demographic cost-benefit analysis of delayed reproduction and seed predation. 2011, Journal of Ecology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01825.x/abst...

5. M. D. Visser, S. M. McMahon, C. Merow, P. M. Dixon, S. Record and E. Jongejans. Speeding Up Ecological and Evolutionary Computations in R; Essentials of High Performance Computing for Biologists. PLoS Comput Biol 11(3): e1004140. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004140. 2015.