I am a doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico whose interests lie at the intersection of macroecology and macroevolution. My work focuses on understanding large scale ecological patterns as a function of physiology and simple theory. To this end, I have focused on the role of energy as a means of linking ecological scales. Some of the questions that motivate me include: What are the energetics of extinct taxa, such  as dinosaurs? How do differences in metabolic power affect competition and biogeography? How do trees of different stature compete for light and carbon? How does body size and metabolism affect community abundance? My study subjects range from trees to dinosaurs and everything in between. 

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                 John Grady 
       University of New Mexico