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Dodge Hall Rm 375
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3550
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Mary Jamieson

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Mary A. Jamieson

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
327 DH
(248) 370 3684
Lab location: 329 DH, 335 DH
Lab phone: (248) 370-3584

Jamieson Lab Website


BIO 4336/5336 Topics in Community and Population Biology
BIO 4970 Scientific Inquiry and Communication
BIO 4900/5900 Conservation Biology


Dr. Jamieson’s research is aimed at understanding and predicting the effects of global environmental change on species interactions and biological diversity. She focuses on understanding plant and insect response to global change drivers, including nitrogen deposition, biological invasions, climate change, and land-use change. She investigates plant-herbivore, plant-pollinator, and multi-species interactions within the context of anthropogenic environmental change. Dr. Jamieson's research examines the role of genetic, ontogenetic, and environmental factors in shaping plant performance and defense traits. She also studies how plant traits affect insect herbivores and pollinators. Professor Jamieson’s work spans a range of biological fields, including chemical, physiological, community, and evolutionary ecology. Her research involves a combination of greenhouse, field, and laboratory studies that examine a variety of species, such as native and invasive plants as well as beneficial and pest insects in managed and natural ecosystems, including grassland, forest, and agricultural habitats. The aim of Dr. Jamieson’s research program is to inform and advance efforts in biological conservation, natural resource management, and agroecology.

Selected Publications:

Mary Jamieson publication list

*Whyle, R.L., Trowbridge, A.M., and Jamieson, M.A. 2022. Genotype, mycorrhizae, and herbivory interact to shape strawberry plant functional traits. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13. DOI PDF

Wei, N., *†Whyle, R.L., Ashman, T.L. and Jamieson, M.A., 2022. Genotypic variation in floral volatiles influences floral microbiome more strongly than interactions with herbivores and mycorrhizae in strawberries. Horticulture Research, 9. DOI PDF

*Scherr, K.D. and Jamieson, M.A., 2021. Abiotic and biotic drivers of strawberry productivity across a rural-urban gradient. Basic and Applied Ecology, 57, pp.65-77. DOI PDF

Li, Z., Rubert-Nason, K.F., Jamieson, M.A., Raffa, K.F. and Lindroth, R.L., 2021. Root secondary metabolites in Populus tremuloides: effects of simulated climate warming, defoliation, and genotype. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 47(3), pp.313-321. DOI PDF

*Wilson, C.J., and Jamieson, M.A. 2019. The effects of urbanization on bee communities depends on floral resource availability and bee functional traits. PLOS ONE. 14 (12), e0225852 - e0225852 DOI  PDF

Fitch, G., *Wilson, C.J., Glaum, P., Vaidya, C., Simao, and Jamieson, M.A. 2019. Does urbanization favour exotic bee species? Implications for the conservation of native bees in cities. Biology LettersDOI PDF

Jamieson, M.A., Carper, A.L., *Wilson, C.J., Scott, V.L., and Gibbs, J. 2019. Geographic bias in bee community research limits understanding of species distribution and response to anthropogenic disturbance. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: 194. DOI PDF

*OU student Co-lead author