We seek to understand how biological traits, environmental conditions, and historical factors such as disturbance and dispersal history interact to influence plant distributions. This understanding is vital for addressing conservation concerns such as the protection of rare species, the restoration of disturbed communities, the spread of invasive species, and the environmental impacts of agriculture.
9/25/14– Botany accepts our paper about the reproductive biology of hayscented fern
August 2014– Field work in the serpentine barrens with Jennifer Mikes
7/28-30/14– Jess Bechhofer and I present our poster at Botany 2014 in Boise, Idaho
5/7-9/14– Botany Field Meeting in Aldie, Virginia
4/17/14– Wildflower Walk at Shenk’s Ferry
4/12/14– Our paper reporting the (lack of) impacts of Japanese barberry invasion is accepted!
4/11/2014– Students present two posters at the Spring Research Fair
11/11/2013– We have fern gametophytes coming out our ears!
7/1/2013– Lab moves to Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa