I am a plant ecologist with expertise in community dynamics, plant-mycorrhizal interactions, biodiversity-functioning, and human impacts on ecosystems.
My research focuses on the ecology of plant-mycorrhizal interactions and the role of common mycorrhizal networks in plant communities. I maintain an active research program and support undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing these questions.
I teach courses in ecology, plant ecology, quantitative methods, and introductory biology.
I am also director of the California Environmental Legacy Project (calegacy.org), an educational media project about environmental change for public and professional audiences.