Elizabeth Crone

Elizabeth Crone

Robinson Hall, Room 365
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA


  • BS Biology, The College of William and Mary, 1991
  • PhD Botany, Duke University, 1995
  • Postdoctoral researcher, University of Washington, 1996-1997


Population ecology and dynamics

Research Interests

Dr. Crone studies plant and animal interactions at the intersection of theoretical ecology and natural history: How do our observations inform theory, and how can theory inform an understanding of the natural world? Many aspects of answering these questions involve advances in statistics. Her current projects include: studying the causes and consequences of mast-seeding in plants; the effect of mast-seeding on the plants' consumers; determining the effects of climate and land use change on butterfly populations; bumble bee demography in relation to food resources; and investigating the consequences of different forms of variance on plant population dynamics.

Teaching/Courses Taught

Biology 133: Ecological Models and Data
Biology 135: Ecology of Animal Movement