I'm an ecologist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida. My research aims to understand processes structuring ecological communities with the ultimate goal of increasing appreciation and protection of biodiversity. I use experiments, data synthesis, and mathematical modeling to study plant and microbial communities experiencing disturbances, including nutrient enrichment and invasive species.
PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, 2017
University of Minnesota
BSc in Biology, 2011
Georgia Institute of Technology
Evaluating the effect of an emerging foliar fungal disease on an invasive species co-occurring native species.
Density-mediated changes in pathogen communities and disease burdens in an invaded grassland.
Soil nutrients affect among-pathogen interactions during coinfection and transmission.
Host resources can mediate viral replication and virulence experienced by the host.
Nutrients provided to plants can mediate among-virus interactions and transmission to new plants.