Patrick Grof-Tisza, PhD, Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

Research area: Plant-plant communication, plant-insect interactions, community and population ecology, metapopulation dynamics.

My current postdoctoral research seeks to understand the ecological importance of chemotypic variation in plant-plant communication. To address this question, I am conducting parallel field and laboratory experiments with sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata). My field sites are located in California and Nevada, USA, while all laboratory work is being conducted at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).  In addition to research, I am actively involved in science education and quantifying student success. I have taught multiple courses at American River College in Sacramento, CA and have facilitated workshops on several topics,  including student-centered learning, curriculum design, creating inclusive classrooms, and introduction to statistics using R.  I am currently co-teaching Design of Ecological and Environmental Experiments at UEF.


email: patgr (at)