I am an ecosystem biogeochemist working in Professor Lucas Silva’s Soil Plant Atmosphere Lab in the institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon. Currently a post doctoral scholar, my work seeks to evaluate the impacts of climate change across the landscape by merging soil science with plant physiological ecology. My research connects above and below ground drivers and responses to climate change to study nutrient and water cycling across prairie, forest, and silvicultural systems. I specialize in applying methods from my background in analytical chemistry in coordination with statistical models and geospatial analysis to connect site level information with remotely sensed and modeled data. By doing so, my research connects site level phenomena to landscape scale processes to better understand drivers of ecological patterns and how they are shifting with climate change across scales.

Me in my ideal setting, thinking about science in the middle of the grand canyon!