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I am a Plant Biologist and Theoretical Ecologist. I am committed to addressing ecological problems through research and education.I am currently working on several projects involving how plants interact in extreme environments. Mainly:
- How plants affect their local microclimate during extreme drought and heat events, and how this translates to positive effects on neighbors.
- How plants affect their local environment during floods.
- The role of biodiversity in mediating these interactions. Higher diversity communities contain more species with more strategies for persisting in extreme environments – this often translates to stronger effects on the microclimate.
- The role of global climate change: Increased temperatures and the frequency of extreme droughts and floods may change the ways that plants interact with each other.
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