My main research interests are terrestrial plant community ecology, restoration ecology, and understanding the effects of human impacts on plant communities. Through my graduate work, I hope to better understand the basic mechanisms that define plant communities in natural and restored systems and how this impacts their resiliency to anthropogenic disturbances.
Before coming to Michigan State I earned my B.S. in Biological Aspects of Conservation, Physical Geography, and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin. My research included understanding how invasion and restoration impact ecosystem services and how vegetation communities respond to rapid climate shifts since the Last Glacial Maximum.
Michigan State University
Department of Plant Biology