Conservation, Restoration, and Rangeland Management
Restoration Ecology and Conservation Biology. Plant population and community ecology in human-dominated landscapes; semi-arid ecosystems
Rangeland and pasture management, ecology of grazing lands, grazing systems, drought and climate change adaptation, participatory research
Plant systematics; taxonomy, evolution, and phylogenetic relationships of fruit crops and their wild relatives; molecular approaches to phylogeny reconstruction; ethnobotany
My primary research interest is in the discovery and understanding of the function of genes in forest trees, especially those controlling complex traits
Plant population and community ecology; climate, drought, and fire effects on forests and rangelands; statistical modeling
Foraging behavior, range management, spatial heterogenicity, and geostatistical applications. Agricultural ecologist.
Using a mechanistic understanding of plant-soil interactions to increase our understanding and effective management of: ecosystem services, plant invasions, restoration, plant community composition, biogeochemical cycling, global change, grazing systems, and resilience of ecosystem structure and function