I am an ecologist and a writer. My research seeks to better understand how plants interact with each other, with microbes, and with people. When I’m not writing manuscripts, I’m writing poetry.
I have a Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University.
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 studied tropical forests, temperate forests, grasslands, and alpine meadows in Panama, Finland, Switzerland, and the United States.