Akana Noto

Community ecology

I am a community ecologist interested in what causes species interactions to vary across space. My research focuses on the effect of intraspecific variation on plant-plant and plant-consumer interactions. During my PhD, I studied how plant-plant interactions are affected by variation in the environment, environmental changes such as sea-level rise, interactions with other species, and variation within plant species.

I am currently an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Northeastern University in the Hughes and Gouhier labs.


  • PhD, 2016 – University of California, San Diego; Ecology, Behavior and Evolution
  • BA, 2009 – Pomona College; Biology