Plants • Soil • Air • Water • Society │Heterogeneity
We are broadly interested in exploring the links between landscape structure and ecosystem function.
Our work is driven by questions that span and connect spatial scales from plant tissue chemistry, plant-plant and plant-soil interactions, plant community structure and dynamics, hydrologic dynamics, and spatial heterogeneity of biotic and physical components of landscapes. Our research questions and interests are not limited to a single system. We work in a variety of systems, including the metropolitan regions of Sacramento and Baltimore and the oak savannas, grasslands, and high alpine of California.
In general, our research reflects the variety of disciplines needed to understand and manage ecological systems in a changing world. We work collaboratively with other ecologists, hydrologists, land managers, geographers, social scientists, urban designers and planners, and community organizations, among others.
As a lab, we strive to conduct research relevant to today's societal concerns while at the same time advancing understanding within our academic field. Find out more about our projects under the research tab. We are an intellectually open and dynamic group that enjoys learning from each other. If you’re interested in joining the lab, please visit the join the lab tab.