I am fascinated by the role of eco-evolutionary dynamics in governing how communities respond to global change. I study a diversity of taxa and systems, ranging from aquatic microbes to soil organisms and terrestrial plants, using laboratory and field experiments.
2017Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, PhD in Ecology and Evolution
2010Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, MSc in Ecology and Evolution
2005Cornell University, BA in Biology
2018-2021Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecological Networks and Global Change Research Group, Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Moulis, France.
8. 2019Lorusso NS and Faillace CA. Facilitation promotes persistence between prey species experiencing apparent competition. In revision (The American Naturalist).
7. 2019Faillace CA and Morin PJ. Evolution alters post-invasion temporal dynamics in experimental communities. Journal of Animal Ecology. In press.
6. 2018Faillace CA, JS Caplan, JC Grabosky, and PJ Morin. 2018. Underneath it all: size, not origin predicts belowground competitive ability in exotic and native shrubs. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 145 (1): 30-40. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3159/TORREY-D-16-00053.1
5. 2017Faillace CA, NS Lorusso, and S Duffy. 2017. Overlooking the smallest matter: viruses impact invasions. Ecology Letters 20 (4): 524-538. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12742.
4. 2017Caplan JS, BWG Stone, CA Faillace, JJ Lafond, J Baumgarten, TJ Mozdzer, J Dighton, S Meiners, JC Grabosky, and JG Ehrenfeld. 2017. Nutrient foraging strategies are associated with productivity and population growth in forest shrubs. Annals of Botany 119 (6): 977-988, DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcw271.
[Featured in the Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 2017 News and View article “Invasion ecology: Unpredictable arms race in a jam jar” and cited in the Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 2017 Editorial article “Why biodiversity matters”; Press coverage from a number of online news outlets including EurekAlert!, Futurity, Health Medicinet, Newswise, Phys.org, Rutgers Today, Scicasts, Terradaily]
2. 2016Maslo B, K Leu, Faillace CA, MA Weston, T Pover, and TA Schlacher. Selection of umbrella species in conservation: A test of habitat models and niche overlap for beach-nesting birds. Biological Conservation 203: 233-242. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.012
1. 2016Faillace CA and BW Smith. Incubating snowy plovers (Charadrius nivosus) exhibit site-specific response to human disturbance. Wildlife Research 43: 288-297. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1071/WR15194
IN PREPARATION and IN PROGRESS
Faillace CA and JM Montoya. Eco-evolutionary consequences of habitat warming in communities from fragmented landscapes. Submitted to Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Faillace CA and PJ Morin. Determinism and repeatability of post-invasion evolution. In preparation.
Faillace CA, NL Lorusso, JA Krumins, and PJ Morin. Community dominance by native or exotic plants impacts the soil microbial community at an old field site. In progress.
Faillace CA, NL Lorusso, JA Krumins, and PJ Morin. Understanding interactions among multiple drivers of terrestrial ecosystem functioning in plant invasions. In progress
2017Rutgers Graduate School-New Brunswick Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research ($1000)
2017Rutgers Graduate School-New Brunswick Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student Award ($1000)
2015Rutgers Graduate School-New Brunswick Dissertation Teaching Award to develop and teach a course titled Seminar in Invasion Ecology ($2500)
Faillace C.A. & Montoya J.M.
(2019) - Eco-evolutionary consequences of habitat warming in communities from fragmented landscapes - ResearchGate