I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Integrative Biology Department at the University of Texas at Austin in January 2019.
My research program blends plant community and ecosystem ecology to understand how human-driven perturbations interact with environmental variability to affect plant communities and ecosystem processes. Within this framework, I am especially interested in exploring the mechanistic underpinnings of species interactions, their effects on resource distribution, and how these individual-level interactions affect ecosystem processes at broader scales. Most of my work focuses on examining multi-faceted aspects of positive species interactions, from tightly coupled mutualisms to indirect complementarity between species.
I am currently recruiting graduate students to start in the lab in Fall 2019. Please see the Join Us tab for more information - applications due December 1, 2018!