My research focuses on the evolution of plant adaptation, specifically on how plants native to the Sonoran Desert respond to water and high-temperature stress.
I teach the following courses: Field Botany (RNR 230R), Field Botany Laboratory (RNR 230L), Our Place in Nature: Biology and the Environment (RNR 170C1), and Sustainable Earth: Natural Resources and the Environment (RNR 150C1).
Ph.D., 1984, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
M.S., 1982, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S., 1979, University of California, Davis, CA