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.
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Research - Helianthus Seedlings
Helianthus annuus seedlings
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
Girl Scout Science Day
Graduate student Michelle Hwang and Post-Doc Karolina Heyduck look over the shoulders of two young students working on a computer science module for Girl Scout Day.
Alumnus - Chelsea Cunard
Alumnus Chelsea Cunard implementing a field experiment studying invasive Microstegium vimineum (2014).