Plant Ecologist University Colorado Boulder & University of California Riverside
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher working with Marko Spasojevic and Katie Suding to characterize long-term change in alpine plant communities and study fire regimes in grasslands. Previously, I was a Postdoc with Anne Bjorkman at the University of Gothenburg on arctic plant responses and adaptation to climate change. I completed my PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Damschen Lab. I studied how functional traits can help explain plant responses to factors like climate change, species invasions, and changing disturbance regimes. Overall, my research focuses on these issues to improve the restoration and management of grasslands under rapidly changing conditions. For more information on my research interests and projects, see my Research page. If you are interested in my completed projects, check out my Publications & Presentations page.
In addition to doing research, I actively work on developing effective mentoring, teaching, and outreach skills because I believe that scientists need to be effective mentors, teachers, and communicators to help cultivate the next generation of scientists and engaged citizens. For more detail on my mentoring and outreach experience, see the Teaching, Mentoring, & Outreach page.
If you have any questions or interest in my research, feel free to get in touch!