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Mark McKone

Mark McKone

  • Towsley Professor of Biology, Research Supervisor of Cowling Arboretum, Biology, Arb Studies

Education & Professional History

Cornell College, BSS; University of Minnesota, MS, PhD.

At Carleton since 1987.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Co-author on two presentations at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Oregon, August 2017:

Experimental community assembly with and without dominant grasses in tallgrass prairie: impact on higher trophic levels. Mark J. McKone (presenter) and Daniel L. Hernández

Experimental community assembly with and without dominant grasses in tallgrass prairie: biotic and abiotic effects on litter decomposition. Daniel L. Hernández (presenter) and Mark J. McKone

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

  • Ecological Society of America (since 1978)
  • Society for the Study of Evolution (since 1979)
  • Botanical Society of America (since 1984)
  • American Society of Naturalists (since 1988)

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Biology

Dr. McKone is an evolutionary ecologist, pursues research on the interactions between insects and plants. Particular interests include the pollinator community of prairie composites and the evolutionary impact of pre-dispersal seed predators of grasses. He teaches Evolution, Population Ecology, Evolution of Sex and Sexes, and part of Introductory Biology.

Cowling Arboretum

Profile updated August 16, 2017

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