I am now an assistant professor at Arnold Arboretum, appointed in the department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. On good days I am 'roving amongst the collections,' on better days this is not a euphemism for 'still getting lost a little.'
I am interested in how communities assemble and dis-assemble with global change. I draw on theory from temporal community ecology with perspectives from population and ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, and climatology. Though I tend to address fundamental questions with hypotheses informed by theory and models my research generally has strong applied angles. In particular much of my work to date has examined the causes and consequences of plant invasions.
I am getting back in the field more properly now! I have projects in California (see photo at right from RMI in Davis in April of this year), working across the northeast from Massachusetts to Quebec and in the Gulf Islands.