Projects

I am broadly interested in plant responses to the interaction of multiple microbes. In both natural and agricultural settings, plants interact with a suite of microbes. These microbes can interact in both positive and negative ways with the plant. As plants often host multiple microbes at the same time, interactions between these microbes are important in determining plant performance.  In turn, these interactions are also altered by climate changes. Therefore, ultimately predicting the effects of climate change on ecosystems may require that we understand how changes to the existing climate alters the strength and nature of multiple, co-occurring species interactions.