I'm an ecologist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida. My research aims to understand how species interactions shape 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 pathogen communities.
PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, 2017
University of Minnesota
BSc in Biology, 2011
Georgia Institute of Technology
Combining citizen science and government data to evaluate the effects of aquatic invasive plant management.
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.
By compiling data from multiple studies in a California grassland, we found that the origin and life history of grasses can contribute to differences in pathogen community composition and disease severity.