I study how climate change in the Western US is influencing the carbon and water cycles in mountain forests. I also study how the emissions of organic compounds from forests across the globe influence atmospheric chemistry, particularly with regard to the the lifetime of compounds that influence climate. In the past, I have studies plant-microorganism interactions in the alpine ecosystem nitrogen cycle and I have studied the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in plants.
Ph.D, Botany, Washington State University
Climate and Adaptation