My lab group performs research on the evolutionary ecology of plants in temperate and tropical forests. I am particularly interested in understanding the drivers of species richness in tropical forests. We use tools from evolutionary genetics and ecology, focusing primarily on rain forests in Central America and the Amazon basin. We also work in deciduous forests of eastern North America.
I am Director of the University of Michigan Herbarium and the E.S. George Reserve. In these roles, I am involved in providing stewardship of biological collections and encouraging ecological research in SE Michigan.
Please write to me directly if you are interested in joining the lab group.