light in forest

My research interests lie at the intersection of plant eco-physiology, community ecology and ecosystem ecology. I am especially interested in using basic ecological tools, especially functional traits, to understand the effects of climate change on terrestrial biodiversity. There are four major areas that I am currently working on:

1) Climate change effects on terrestrial vegetation

2) Plant functional variation effects on the carbon cycle

3) Assembly of plant communities, especially considering human impacts via climate change

4) Tempo and mode of evolution of plant traits (esp via a NESCent working group)