Assistant Professor of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Merced
My research interests focus on how ecological and evolutionary processes, and their interactions, may affect responses to environmental change in plants. I use a combination of observational and experimental ecological data, genetic markers, and statistical modeling to address a variety of questions about plant population ecology. My long-term goal is to understand how dispersal, patterns of genetic diversity, and life history interact to influence the vulnerability or resilience of species to global environmental change.
If you have oak trees in your neighborhood, perhaps youve noticed that some years the ground is carpeted with their acorns, and some years there are hardly any. Biologists call this pattern, in which all the oak trees for...