Working across a range of ecosystems our research group uses field experiments and biogeochemical and metagenomic assays to test the effects of fire and climate warming on plant-microbe interactions, soils, and ecosystem functioning.
I teach RNR316: Natural Resource Ecology (Fall), RNR 195A: Careers in Conservation Colloquium, as well as undergraduate and graduate seminar courses on current topics in ecosystem and microbial ecology
Ph.D. 2007, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
B.S. 1997, Biology, American University, Washington, D.C.