I am an ecologist interested in the effects of disturbances on plant communities and ecosystem functioning. I use concepts and techniques from biogeochemistry, plant physiology, and community ecology to understand how plants mediate the feedbacks between environmental conditions and ecosystem processes. I use trait-based frameworks to develop hypotheses which link multiple levels of organization and to generalize responses across systems. For more information, see my research pages.
I recently joined the University at Buffalo as a Research Assistant Professor. Prior to this, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Waterloo, and completed my PhD at Duke University.
More information on current and past research projects can be found under Research, above.