Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: 3338 Spieth Hall
Office phone: 951-827-5941
Lab phone: 951-827-5930
Fax: 951-827-4286


Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2010

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I am a plant community ecologist working at the interface of ecology, biogeography and conservation. My broad goal is to understand the mechanisms that influence patterns of biodiversity, and then to use that understanding to address environmental issues. My research combines large-scale observational studies across biogeographic regions, field experiments, functional and phylogenetic approaches, and advanced statistics and modeling to address environmental issues and to explore fundamental questions in ecology.

Some Representative Publications....