Ranjan Muthukrishnan, Postdoctoral Research Associate


  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

AIS Area of Interest

Dr. Muthukrishnan’s interest is in the basic ecology of invasions including factors that make a community susceptible to invasions and the ecological consequences of invasions. He also uses a combination of field studies and computational approaches to study complex ecological systems. His currently research includes:

  • The relationship between diversity and invasibility and whether biodiversity can increase resilience to invasions,
  • The community level consequences of an incipient invasion of a seagrass (Halophila stipulacea) in the Caribbean that could displace other foundation species
  • Predicting the risk and understanding the dynamics of invasion by Starry Stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) in upper Midwest lakes.
  • Evaluating the role of landscape characteristics and invader traits on patterns of invasive spread

AIS Species of Study