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I recently completed by PhD at the University of Wyoming, where I worked in the Laughlin lab group. My dissertation work focused on determining how plant traits mediate demographic responses to environmental variation. I am interested in plant functional ecology--particularly the impacts of intraspecific trait variation on plant fitness-environment relationships--- population modeling, global change biology, and leveraging computational tools to tackle ecological problems.
Long‐term demographic data are rare yet invaluable for conservation, management, and basic research on the underlying mechanisms of population and community dynamics. Historical and contemporary mapped datasets of plant location and basal area present a relatively untapped source of demographic records that, in some cases, span over 20 years of seq...
A major goal in ecology is to make generalizable predictions of organism responses to environmental variation based on their traits. However, straightforward relationships between traits and fitness are rare and likely vary with environmental context. Characterizing how traits mediate demographic responses to the environment may enhance predictions...