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We are plant community ecologists working at the interface of ecology, biogeography, and conservation.

Our goal is to understand the mechanisms that influence patterns of biodiversity, and then to use that understanding to address environmental issues.

We combine large-scale observational studies, field experiments, functional and phylogenetic approaches, and advanced statistics and modeling to address environmental issues and to explore fundamental questions in ecology. 

Watch an overview of the work we do. To see more please go to our Research page

In our lab we strive to create a culture of inclusion and collaboration where all are welcome. We value the participation of every member of our community and want to ensure an that every lab member and collaborator has a positive, educational experience unhindered by unnecessary challenges caused by non-inclusive behavior. Accordingly, everyone who participates in any lab project is always expected to show respect and courtesy to other community members and sign our Code of Conduct.