- I am currently recruiting a PhD student; see the official ad here. Our group is broadly focused on understanding how environmental heterogeneity influences patterns of plant community diversity and species distributions - with an emphasis on tropical forests. We integrate information on species traits, geographic distributions, and demographic performance to address questions related to drivers of diversity and ecological responses to environmental change. The successful applicant will contribute to an ongoing project aimed at linking tropical tree physiological strategies, habitat associations, and measured demographic rates (e.g., growth and survival) across broad environmental gradients in Puerto Rico. The student will develop an independent research line within the broad scope of this project, depending on interests and experience, which should be expressed in the cover letter. There will be extensive opportunities and encouragement for interactions and research visits with project collaborators.
Department of Ecology and Genetics
I arrived in Uppsala at the start of 2019. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University (2017-18) and a US National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow based jointly at Aarhus University and Wageningen University (2015-2016). I earned a BA degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Lewis and Clark College (Oregon, USA), a MSc in Biology from the University of Miami (Florida, USA), and a PhD from Columbia University (New York, USA).
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Current teaching at Uppsala University
Ecological Methods (1BG324)
Population and Community Ecology (1BG309)