I’m an associate professor of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. I have a BS in Zoology an MS in Botany from Miami University (Ohio) and a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Georgia where I studied population and community ecology of tropical trees.
After a postdoctoral work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Imperial College London, I began my current position in BPP in 2012. At Oregon State, I teach an undergraduate course in Botany (BOT 101) and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Plant Population Ecology (BOT 442/542) and Plant Community Ecology (BOT 543); advise a fun group of students and postdocs; and direct a lab that is focused on the ecology and evolutionary biology of plant populations and communities.
Graduate Faculty, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
Graduate Faculty, Environmental Studies Graduate Program
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing
Affiliated PI, HJ Andrews Long Term Ecological Research site
Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama
For a great youtube video of STRI, look here.