I am interested in how anthropogenic-driven disturbances affect the eco-evolutionary dynamics, biodiversity, and structure of native communities. Much of my work has focused on population and community responses to climate change and the addition or removal of invasive species. My current work combines invasion ecology and climate change to inform land management by modeling the current and future abundance distributions of invasive plants in eastern North America.
Evans, AE, Urban MC, Jockusch EL. 2020. Developmental temperature alters color polymorphism but not hatchling size in a woodland salamander. Oecologia. 1 – 10
Evans, AE., Forester, BR., Jockusch, E., and Urban, MC. 2018 A widespread salamander does not show predicted morph frequency shifts despite 40 years of climate change. Ecography 41: 1687-1697 doi:10.1111/ecog.03588
Towns, DR., Borelle, S., Thoresen, J., Buxton, RT., and Evans, A. 2016. Mercury Islands and their role in understanding seabird island restoration. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40.2: 235-249
Evans, AE., Towns, D., Beggs, J. 2015. The relative importance of sugar resources to endemic gecko populations in an isolated island ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 39.2: 262