Author Archives for Casey terHorst

Casey started as an Assistant Professor at Cal State Northridge in the Fall of 2013. Before that, he completed a post-doc with Jen Lau at the Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan State University) and a Ph.D. at Florida State University with Tom Miller and Don Levitan. He is happy to be returning to the same institution where he received his Master’s degree (with Steve Dudgeon). At CSUN, he primarily teaches Biol 106 (Biological Principles I) and Biol 427L (Principles of Ecology). In his free time, Casey spends a lot of time trying to improve his mediocre sports skills, particularly volleyball, softball, and basketball.

Seeking Master’s students in evolutionary ecology

If you’re interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in evolutionary ecology, contact me!

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We’re hiring a post-doc!

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microbial Ecology The Eco-Evo Lab at California State University, Northridge is searching for a post-doctoral researcher with skills in microbial ecology and interests in community ecology, evolutionary ecology, or eco-evo feedbacks. The position includes one year of funding, with potential for a second year renewal, from a recent grant from the […]

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Cognitive Dissonance from the Left

If you want an example of cognitive dissonance, think about a table of ecologists gorging themselves on cheeseburgers, while complaining about what Trump is doing to the EPA.

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Address Science Locally

Keep protesting policies at the national scale that are anti-science, racist, misogynist, or homophobic, but start acting locally to make a difference in your own world.

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WSN’s Top 100 papers…by men

The WSN Top 100 papers of the past 100 years featured few women first authors. Let’s consider why.

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A letter to my students

The last couple of days have been pretty tough for me, and maybe for some of you too. Some of you might be fearful about what the future may bring, both personally and professionally. I’m concerned that we’re going to see more attacks on science, discrediting of scientists themselves, and personal attacks on groups of […]

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We’re looking for new graduate students

Eco-Evo Lab at California State University, Northridge is seeking outstanding candidates for the M.S. program in Biology. Research in our lab focuses on the interface between ecological and evolutionary processes. As community ecologists, we are interested in how species interactions affect species and genetic diversity in communities. In particular, we are interested in how rapid […]

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Don’t picture this!

I spent a lot of time at academic conferences this summer where people were presenting the results of their research. One of the most noticeable changes at conferences in the last few years has been the prevalence of camera phones. It’s become routine that when a data slide comes up, several cameras, phones, and iPads […]

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Eco-Evo Blog Returns from Summer Break

Eco-Evo Lab is returning from our summer “vacation”. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

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terHorst and Zee 2015

terHorst, C.P. and P.C. Zee 2016 Eco-evolutionary dynamics in plant-soil feedbacks Functional Ecology in press.

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