Broadly, my work focuses on how functional trait relationships affect plant performance. I look at the ecophysiological and evolutionary patterns of plant traits that contribute to drought and low-nutrient resistance. To do this, I use cultivated sunflower and the wild Helianthus genus.
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced
Alumnus - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course (2014).
Alumnus - Jenny Cruse-Sanders
Alumnus Jenny Cruse-Sanders is the Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.