I am a plant community ecologist whose research interests span both basic and applied science and in addition to community ecology include ecosystem ecology, macroecology, biogeography, and conservation. My research focuses on two important questions in community ecology:
1) What ecological processes structure plant communities and how does their relative importance change over space and time?
2) How will global environmental change influence both pattern and process in plant communities?
I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Wyoming working in collaboration with Bill Lauenroth and John Bradford (USGS). My current research uses simulation modeling to quantify vegetation dynamics and changes in ecohydrology in sagebrush ecosystems in response to changing climate and disturbance regimes and examines the scale-dependence of plant biodiversity patterns and their drivers in sagebrush ecosystems across their geographic extent in the western US.