Terrestrial ecology for a changing planet

Spice bush
Welcome! As a plant and forest community ecologist, I am interested in tracing human impacts across terrestrial landscapes. Direct and indirect effects from invasive species to rising temperatures are at the forefront of my scientific inquiries. I use a variety of techniques to answer in-depth, as well as broader questions about the changes currently transpiring in natural systems.


Study Systems

I conduct my research in various systems, from grasslands to mixed conifer to subalpine forests. These systems provide critical ecosystem services and are impacted by invasive species and climate change. They also offer endless opportunities for scientific explorations, both outside in the backcountry and inside the lab.