Faculty and Research


Jason D. Fridley

Associate Professor
Office: LSC 448
Phone: 315-443-3098
Lab: 315-443-8682
Visit the Fridley Lab website.


  • B.A., Bennington College (1994-1997)
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1997-2002)
  • Research interests
  • Plant community ecology, invasive species, climate change, phytogeography, landscape ecology

Research interests

Plant ecology and geography, landscape ecology, invasive species, biodiversity


  • Bio 345 Population Biology
  • Bio 415/615 Conservation Biology

Selected Publications

Heberling, J.M. and Fridley, J.D. 2013. Resource-use strategies of native and invasive plants in Eastern North American forests. New Phytologist 200: 523-533.

Fridley, J.D. 2013. Plant invasions across the Northern Hemisphere: a deep-time perspective.Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1293: 8-17.

Fridley, J.D. 2012. Extended leaf phenology and the autumn niche in deciduous forest invasions.Nature 485: 359-362.

Siefert, A., Ravenscoft, C., Althoff, D., Alvarez-Yapiz, J.C., Carter, E., Glennon, K., Heberling, M., Jo, I., Pontes, A., Sauer, A., Willis, A., and Fridley, J.D. 2012. Scale dependence of vegetation-environment relationships: a meta-analysis of multivariate data. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 942-951.

Fridley, J.D., Grime, J.P., Askew, A.P., Moser, B., and Stevens, C.J. 2011. Soil heterogeneity buffers community response to climate change in species-rich grassland. Global Change Biology 17: 2002-2011.

Fridley, J.D. and Grime, J.P. 2010. Community- and ecosystem-level consequences of intraspecific genetic diversity in grassland microcosms of varying species diversity. Ecology 91: 2272-2283.

Fridley, J.D. 2009. Downscaling climate over complex terrain: high fine-scale spatial variation of near-ground temperatures in a montane forested landscape (Great Smoky Mountains, USA). Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, in press.

Fridley, J.D. 2008. Of Asian forests and European fields: Eastern U.S. plant invasions in a global floristic context. PLoS ONE 3: e3630.

Grime, J.P., Fridley, J.D., Askew, A.P., Thompson, K., Hodgson, J.G., and Bennett, C.R. 2008. Long-term resistance to simulated climate change in an infertile grassland. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 10028-10032.

Fridley, J.D., Grime, J.P., and Bilton, M. 2007. Genetic identity of interspecific neighbours mediates plant responses to competition and environmental variation in a species-rich grassland. Journal of Ecology 95: 908-915.

Fridley, J.D., Stachowicz, J.J., Naeem, S., Sax, D.F., Seabloom, E.W., Smith, M.D., Stohlgren, T.J., Tilman, D., and Von Holle, B. 2007. The invasion paradox: reconciling pattern and process in species invasions. Ecology 88: 3-17.