We are plant ecologists with research interests spanning both basic and applied science. Our research focuses on two important questions in 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?
Our research uses process-based and individual-based simulation modeling to quantify future vegetation dynamics and changes in ecohydrology in big sagebrush shrublands to changing climate and disturbance regimes and examines community assembly processes and the scale-dependence of plant biodiversity patterns over regional scales in temperate shrublands, woodlands, and forests.