Plant Community Ecology
Research in my lab focuses on understanding the factors that influence the patterns of biodiversity. We examine the role of habitat heterogeneity in influencing plant distributions and species coexistence. We also examine how plant communities are impacted by disturbances, such as climate change and deforestation.
Research in my lab is mostly field-based in both temperate and tropical forests but we also conduct controlled lab-based ecophysiological studies to test hypotheses of patterns we see in the field. We rely heavily on observation-based hypothesis development and rigorous quantitative analyses to address our research questions.
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Read about my research in the temperate rainforest
Read about my collaborative research in the tropical canopy (Discover Magazine)
Listen to a podcast about me and my research here
Read about our colleague's research in Ethiopian church forests here (National Geographic).