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 ongoing and future environmental change influence plant communities?
Our research uses simulation modeling to quantify dryland plant community change in response to climate, fire, and grazing and examines the influence of multiple community assembly processes on plant biodiversity patterns in temperate shrublands, woodlands, and forests.