My research centers on understanding the functional response of tropical plants to present and future climate. To answer my questions, I draw on tools from the fields of ecophysiology, ecology, micrometeorology, hydrology, stable isotope biogeochemistry, and remote sensing. I also have a an equal interest in studying the efficacy of educational technology for promoting public understanding and engagement in science.
In August 2017, I will join the faculty in the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University (Orange, California), where I will be an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and direct the college's new Grand Challenges Initiative.
I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Rolf Siegwolf at the Paul Scherrer Institute. I recently finished a post-doctoral position with Professor Yadvinder Malhi in the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University.
I completed my doctorate in the lab of Professor Todd Dawson in the Department of Integrative Biology at University of California Berkeley (2012). I hold a B.A. in biology and environmental studies from Bowdoin College (2005).
I can be contacted through the email link at the top right of the page.