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I am a PhD student in the Brudvig lab at Michigan State University in the department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program.
I am broadly interested in community and restoration ecology. Restoration attempts to promote biodiversity and ecosystem function but is often stricken by unpredictable outcomes when viewed through a plant species composition lens. My research attempts to understand the utility of plant functional traits as predictors of how communities assemble during restoration and, subsequently, how restored ecosystems function. I am studying the functional trait make-up of restored prairies in Michigan in order to answer questions related to the functional assembly of sites. My research also addresses the relationship between functional traits and ecosystem function.
For more information check out my Research page.
For a list of my publications check out my CV.