Research Interests

My research interests include plant physiological ecology and ecosystem sciences, with special interest in deserts, chaparral, California grasslands, and wet and dry tropical forests; the study of the adaptations of plants to diverse environments from the deserts to the tropics; atmosphere-vegetation interaction and ecosystem functioning of biodiversity; and invasion biology.

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Primary Section

Section 63: Environmental Sciences and Ecology

Secondary Section

Section 27: Evolutionary Biology