Photo by Laurel Smith
Colorado State University
Department of Biology
Fort Collins, CO 80523
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Melinda Smith's Laboratory in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University. My research covers a wide range of disciplines including fire ecology, animal behavior, ecosystem interactions, herbivory, predator-prey interactions, ecosystem state changes, plant ecology, disease ecology, and conservation.
My current research focuses on the impacts of fire frequency and grazing on the plant community composition of savanna grassland ecosystems. In order to determine whether these drivers affect plant community composition differently on continents with different evolutionary history we have study sites in Kruger National Park, South Africa and the Konza prairie long-term ecological research site in Kansas.
Animal Behavior, Conservation, Ecosystem Interactions, Fire Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Plant Ecology, Predator-prey Interactions, Remote-sensing, Trophic Interactions