March 2020

New paper from the lab! How do we relate disease ecology from the perspective of classic epidemiology to disease dynamics in the context of pathogen-mediated coexistence? Read here to find out:

An extremely fun paper to write with great collaborators!

July 2019

New paper from the lab! Liz Miller’s senior thesis is now out: seeds experience negative plant-soil feedbacks!

April 2019

Accepted Students Day was a big success. Students in the lab talked to a lot of people about the Bard experience and what we study in the lab. Check out photos on the Teaching page! Thanks for all your hard work Liam, Isa and Sarah. Stay tuned for updates on all our experiments.

March 2019

It has been a busy winter as the lab has been working hard to get several experiments up and running. We welcome the wonderful Sarah Moser, who has joined the group for the new semester. Future events include planning for Accepted Students Day and a trip back to Kansas this summer.

November 2018

It’s been a busy fall! We have a new technician (welcome, Natalie!), completed a cold but successful field trip to Kansas, submitted Liz’s senior project for publication, and two members of the lab are coauthors on a new paper!

August 2018

A terrific and productive summer of data collection just came to a close. Many thanks to Sarah, Lucy, Liam, and Isa for their terrific work all summer!

March 2018

Students in the Field Methods in Ecology course are starting a blog! To follow their spring break adventure in Costa Rica, check it out here! 

September 2017

Article written by senior project student Liz Miller — congrats Liz!  writing-the-alphabet-of-life/

June 2017

Field research in Kansas commences, with two fabulous Bard students (Kara Kuhn and Jewel Smith). And, the very lucky Collins lab welcomes back Lauren Bizzari — lead technician extraordinaire.

May 2017

Rogers & Collins now in press! Congrats, Julia!

March 2017

NSF awarded for fragmentation and fungi research! Summer 2017 will be the inaugural NSF-funded field season. Kansas, here we come!

February 2017

Julia’s paper accepted for publication in Northeastern Naturalist. Nice work, Julia!

November 2016

New paper in press for special issue on fragmentation in Ecography (look for it in January!)

October 2016

Julia’s senior thesis manuscript has been submitted for publication. Congrats (and good luck!)

August 2016

We’ve moved!  The Collins Lab is now at Bard College .  Come visit us in the beautiful Hudson Valley!

April 2015

Lauren’s paper accepted in Forest Ecology and Management!  Congratulations, Lauren!

March 2015

 Science Advances paper published!

August 2014 

Julia Rogers (’16) presents at ESA!