Forest ecology in a changing world




I study trees at the individualpopulation, community, and ecosystem scales. Demographic models form the basis of this integration, as the growth, survival, and reproduction of individuals drives the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of a forest. My lab focuses on quantitative approaches to questions such as the determinants of tree ranges, the effects of climate change on intra-annual growth, and the life-history tradeoffs between growth and survival across species and biomes.  I am also the Temperate Coordinator for the Smithsonian Institution's Forest Global Earth Observatory, a global network of forest plots.   



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