I am a new plant ecology professor at Whittier College. My research focuses on terrestrial invasive plant ecology and on better understanding the mechanisms for how invasive plants enter undisturbed forest ecosystems. In the past I have used niche modeling using Maxent and GIS, observational distribution surveys, and experimental field studies using a variety of removal methods. I am hoping to begin studying the plant ecology of the LA area as well as continuing to study landscape level drivers for invasive plants.
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