Department of Ecology and Evolution Earth and Marine Sciences Building Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (831) 459-2533
My research emphasizes the effects of interactions on community structure and dynamics, especially plant-herbivore and three- trophic-level interactions. I am particularly interested in resource use, plant defenses and the role of nutrients. I have worked in numerous systems, including Eucalyptus trees in Australia and maritime chaparral in California. Other work in my lab includes the dynamics of endangered plants, ecological effects of climate change and community effects of invasive species.