I am an ecosystem ecologist, specializing in plant ecophysiology and biogeochemistry. My research explores how plant traits interact with ecosystem processes such as soil nutrient cycling, greenhouse gas emissions, productivity and land cover change across a range of biomes from deserts to rainforests.
I am passionate about scientific mentorship, advocacy and peer network building. I serve on the board of the Ecological Society of America Early Career Ecologist Section and coordinate the ESA Early Career Mentoring program.
Our recent Proceedings B paper showing that leaf cutter ants engineer greenhouse gas hot spots in tropical rainforests was featured in Science magazine, New Scientist, and Gizmodo!