Research

My research investigates how species invasions impact plant communities, ecosystems, and ecosystem processes. I also study specific restoration strategies designed to reverse habitat degradation.

APB.jpgI ask questions related to species interactions, the interactions between plant traits and ecosystem function, and dynamics of succession following disturbances. Besides addressing these fundamental ecological questions, my research also has direct applicability to the successful conservation, management, and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem processes.

I currently focus on two areas of concentration:IMG_0359

1) The effects of invasive species on community and ecosystem processes

2) The application of ecological theory to the design of restoration strategies

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