Plant community ecology, global change biology, invasive species biology and management, rangeland ecology and management
My main areas of research are ecosystem response to global environmental change, impacts of invasive species on plants and soils, plant-soil feedbacks and legacy effects of invasive species, and management of grassland and rangeland ecosystems.
- Chancellor's Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, 2011
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011
- Best Poster Presentation, California Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Meeting, 2010
- STAR Fellowship, Environmental Protection Agency, 2007