My research interests are physiological plant ecology, especially gas
exchange. But they also include
species interactions, especially plant‑plant interactions.
I have a broad background including training in physiology, anatomy,
ecology and conservation biology. This background includes studies with a
diverse array of organisms. I have
had a number of research grants and contracts in many areas of biology and in
many parts of the USA. This
broadness of training has been an asset in the development of my biological
thought, and has been essential for my work situations.
I am currently studying species interactions in temperate woodlands and
grasslands, including both common and some very rare species.
I am studying these species to understand interference and its role in
determining species distributions. In
addition, I am interested in the role of disturbances on community development.
These studies are contemplated to improve the understanding of species
interactions, to make me a better teacher and researcher.