Eastern Since: 2008
Undergraduate Degree: University of California, Berkeley, 1999, Integrative Biology
Graduate Degree: University of California, Davis, 2007, Population Biology
Post Doctoral Work: Bodega Marine Lab, 2007 - 2008
Ecology (Biol 440), Ecology Lab (Biol 441), Biological Investigation (Biol 270), Biology II (Biol 172), Capstone (Biol 490 Climate Change Biology), Current Topics (Biol 511, in Ecology), Entomology (Biol 324)
I am an ecosystem ecologist interested in how food webs mediate ecosystem processes in terrestrial ecosystems. My current research focuses on the relationship between soil food webs and carbon cycling. Soils play an outsized role in the global carbon cycle, but the dynamics of soil food webs have historically been poorly understood. My research uses a combination of field and lab experiments to try to understand how nematodes, arthropods, bacteria, plants and fungi are interacting and what it means for the biosphere.
If you are interested in working in my lab on my ongoing research or in developing your own project in the area of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, please contact me.
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