While my interests are broad, research in my lab has primarily focused on restoration and invasions of grassland communities. I have active project in three main areas and would be interested in 1-2 students for Fall 2011:
- Community Ecology of Disease: In collaboration with Elizabeth Borer, I am investigating a wide range of basic and applied questions about the community ecology of disease using a hostpathogen community (barley and cereal yellow dwarf viruses).
- Invasion and restoration grasslands: I am using grassland invasion and restoration processes to test theory related to resource competition, consumer-mediation of host-pathogen interactions, and pathogen mediation of invasions. 3. Behavior- and Consumption-mediated effects of Consumers on Plant Communities: I am studying consumer and plant interaction interactions using field experiments, spatially-explicit models, meta-analyses, and a collaborative experimental field experiment replicated at > 50 sites in 10 countries.