am a plant population biologist with research focused in
conservation ecology, including the development of
general tools for population and range modeling, as
well as building knowledge about particular rare species,
evolutionary ecology, including bet hedging, life history
evolution, breeding system evolution, and comparative
analyses of the evolution of climatic niches.
my research encompasses plant ecology, evolution, and conservation.
I use a variety of tools – from demography and reproductive biology in
natural and experimental settings to phylogenies and
trait evolution, from species distribution modeling to hierarchical Bayesian population viability analysis – in order to study plant diversity, its
origins, dynamics, and conservation.