FOREST ECOLOGY LAB, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
I am thrilled to be working with Dr. Jim Lutz at the Utah Forest Institute, and contributing to his greater vision of science-based conservation and management of our natural resources in the face of changing climate and demography.
STABLE ISOTOPE LAB, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
I am finishing up my postdoctoral research with Dr. John Stark in his Stable Isotope Lab. Here, I'm excited to be using stable isotope methodologies to understand how water and nutrients influence soil microbial carbon-use efficiency, as well as soil carbon storage, in both the field and the lab.
TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY LAB, UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
Dr. Cory Cleveland advised my PhD research in his Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Lab. I continue to work with his group to investigate how plant-microbial mutualisms facilitate nutrient acquisition and mediate tropical tree growth, and the role of tropical tree phylogeny in influencing belowground processes.
PORDER LAB, BROWN UNIVERSITY
I enjoy collaborating with Dr. Stephen Porder and Brooke Osborne (former PhD student). As part of a larger group, we are investigating the role of tree phylogeny in influencing belowground processes.
CENTER FOR GLOBAL DISCOVERY AND CONSERVATION SCIENCE, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
My ongoing collaboration with Drs. Greg Asner and Chris Balzotti (Postdoctoral Researcher) has been with the larger group investigating the role of tree phylogeny in influencing belowground processes. Their insights into remote sensing and how it can be used in ecology has been incredibly valuable.
SULLIVAN LAB, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA - RENO
Dr. Ben Sullivan was my first scientific mentor while I was an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University and I continue to collaborate with him today. We work on a range of projects, including the response of nutrient acquisition strategies to plot scale fertilization in a lowland tropical rain forest, and nutrient dynamics across pan tropical secondary forest succession.
TOWNSEND LAB, COLORADO COLLEGE
Working with Drs. Alan Townsend and Phil Taylor (Mad Agriculture) has been and continues to be such a pleasure. As part of a larger group, we are investigating the role of tree phylogeny in influencing belowground processes. Their big picture ideas and input on my dissertation research has made my work stronger and more ecologically sound.
Dr. Ylva Lekberg, a mycologist at MPG Ranch, has been an instrumental contributor to my dissertation research. She pushes me to be a critical thinker and makes my work stronger.
Almost all of my dissertation research has taken place in lowland tropical rainforest owned by a non-profit, Osa Conservation. The logistical and infrastructural support they gave me has been critical in carrying out all of my research endeavors.
SMITHSONIAN TROPICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
I worked as a STRI Short-Term Fellow with Drs. Ben Turner and Klaus Winter for the last chapter of dissertation. Together, we investigated how a diverse set of nutrient acquisition strategies can mediate tropical tree growth at low nutrient availabilities and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.