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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.

News

4/17/14– Wildflower Walk at Shenk’s Ferry

Caulophyllum thalictroides2

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!

gametophyte G18-4

7/1/2013– Lab moves to Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa