My research addresses a wide range of questions in ecology at the population, community, ecosystem and landscape levels. I am primarily a plant ecologist, conducting research projects that focus on the dynamics of tree and shrub populations, the influence of herbivores on terrestrial landscapes, the ecology of plant invasions, and the importance and dynamics of positive interactions. My work has a strong applied emphasis and strives to provide science-based insights about the management and restoration of human-altered landscapes.
I have a diverse group of graduate students, postdocs and research technicians working with me on projects in ecology, conservation biology and restoration ecology – and am always on the look-out for bright, motivated individuals who want to join our group.
B.S. Marlboro College, 1982
M.S. University of Arizona, 1986
Ph.D. Northern Arizona University, 1989