My research program investigates the ecology and evolution of communities on our rapidly changing planet.
I focus on the interactions between plants and animals, and how disturbances to that interface contribute to changes in biodiversity and ecological function across scales. This integrative approach expands on single-species research by embracing, conceptually and methodologically, that understanding species responses to environmental change must be done jointly, across species and discipline.
Recent projects have leveraged large scale natural and manipulative experiments as well as collaborative databases to show that community responses to environmental change are inextricably linked between species, and can arise non-linearly with long-lasting changes to ecosystem services like carbon storage and seed production. Addressing these questions at increasingly large spatial and temporal scales has necessitated developing and validating new ways of collecting, integrating, and analyzing high resolution data.
You can read more about these ideas and methods in the links above, or contact me using the links below.