I am an ecologist. I’m fascinated by plants, fungi, people, and the patterns they make together in nature. My research seeks to better understand how plants and microbes interact in their environments to drive patterns of species diversity in their communities and genetic diversity in their populations. Recently, I’ve become interested in how land use change and other global change factors modify these relationships.
I have a Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University. I’ve studied plant-microbe interactions in a variety of ecosystems, including tropical forests in Panama, temperate forests in the United States, grasslands in Finland and Estonia, and alpine meadows in Switzerland.
I’m currently a Research Fellow in Ecology at the University of Tartu. Previously, I’ve held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Zürich and the University of Helsinki.
I’ve received funding for my research from the The National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institute, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, The University of Zurich, and The Ohio State University.
Please contact me to discuss potential research opportunities or collaborations!