Orange Alert

Skip to main content
Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Jason D. Fridley

Associate Professor


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.


Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences Departments Come Together on Diversity and Engagement Initiatives

(May 9, 2022)

A SEEDS SPUR summer fellowship, Natural Science Explorers outreach program and E4 seminar series highlight the departments' efforts.

Biologist Studies Climate Change in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

(Feb. 13, 2018)

"We're trying to define what the future environment will look like in a place like the Smokies that receives more than 10 million visitors a year," says biologist Jason Fridley

Syracuse Biologists Point to Climate Change Impacting Ecosystems

(May 23, 2016)

Associate Professor Jason Fridley leads international research on grassland vegetation shift

Two Ph.D. Candidates Awarded NSF Grants

(April 1, 2016)

Elise Hinman and Luka Negoita will study plant growth and dispersal in a changing world

Plants Cope with Climate Change at Genetic Level

(Oct. 14, 2015)

Syracuse researchers find experimental climate challenges lead to rapid genetic changes

A Precarious Balance

(July 17, 2015)

Biologist Jason Fridley co-authors international biodiversity research paper