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Jason D. Fridley

Jason D. Fridley

Associate Professor
Department of Biology

448 Life Sciences Complex

Research Interests

Plant ecology and geography, invasive species, climate change, biodiversity.


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1997-2002)
  • B.A., Bennington College (1994-1997)


  • BIO 345: Population Biology
  • BIO 415/615: Conservation Biology

Selected Recent Publications

  • Fridley, J.D. and Sax, D.F. 2014. The imbalance of nature: revisiting a Darwinian framework for invasion biology. Global Ecology and Biogeography (in press).
  • Ravenscroft, C.H., Fridley, J.D., and Grime, J.P. 2014. Intraspecific functional differentiation suggests local adaptation to long-term climate change in a calcareous grassland. Journal of Ecology 102: 65-73.
  • Heberling, J.M. and Fridley, J.D. 2013. Resource-use strategies of native and invasive plants in Eastern North American forests. New Phytologist 200: 523-533.
  • Fridley, J.D. 2013. Plant invasions across the Northern Hemisphere: a deep-time perspective. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1293: 8-17.
  • Fridley, J.D. 2012. Extended leaf phenology and the autumn niche in deciduous forest invasions. Nature 485: 359-362.
  • Fridley, J.D. and Wright, J.P. 2012. Drivers of secondary succession rates across temperate latitudes of the Eastern U.S.: climate, soils, and species pools. Oecologia 168: 1069-1077.