I study the ecology of communities in a changing world.
I am fascinated by the processes that connect animals and plants, and discovering how those processes respond to, and abide by, disturbance. Disturbances like climate change and human land-use are intensifying and interacting to produce unprecedented changes in our forests, yet we have very limited understanding of the long-term consequences for biodiversity and ecosystem function.
My approach integrates natural history and observational data with manipulative experiments to more finely examine mechanisms that drive ecological patterns. This involves testing new technologies, leveraging big-data resources, and developing models to forecast ecosystem composition and function.
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