Research Themes

Antirhea tricantha fruits

Plant Performance within the Seedscape

Using field, lab, and greenhouse experiments, we examine how variation in plant performance is explained by the abiotic and biotic environment, functional traits, and shared evolutionary history among plants.

Ancon from PNM canopy crane

Scaling from Seedscapes to Ecosystems

To examine the relative influence of dispersal, natural enemies, and limiting resources on species coexistence, we develop and evaluate models with empirical studies to scale from interactions among individuals to ecosystems.

Spider monkeys on BCI

Seed Dispersal Ecology Under Global Change

We investigate how dispersal disruption will alter plant populations, communities, and ecosystems.



Thank you to the following organizations for their support: Dayton Natural History Fund of the Bell Museum of Natural History; Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota; Ecological Society of America; GAPSA; Graduate School, University of Minnesota; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
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