Professor and Chair, Biology Department, Saint Mary’s University
CO-LEAD, LANDSCAPE 1 · COLLABORATOR, SYNTHESIS TEAM
I study plant communities with a focus on ecosystem services, species coexistence, and the role of environmental heterogeneity in structuring communities. My lab works on barrens, heathlands, tidal wetlands, green roofs and urban ecosystems. We test practical applications of community and ecosystem ecology through ecological engineering and restoration.
Plants, community ecology, urban ecology, ecological engineering, species diversity, coexistence, vegetation science, restoration ecology, environmental heterogeneity, functional ecology