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I am interested in how species and their genetic variation are distributed across western North America, and I investigate the historical and contemporary factors influencing these patterns using genetic, environmental, and distributional data. This research framework allows me to place findings in the context of restoration and native plant materials development.
2015 Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2007 M.S., Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
2002 B.S., Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2018 - Present: Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ
2016 - 2018: Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ
2015 - 2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2008 - 2010: Assistant Director, Conservation Research Program, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, OR
This season's edition of the Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest Newsletter contains recent program highlights including...
Three recently published papers by the Southwest Biological Science Center illustrate how genetics can aid in plant restoration efforts in the arid...