Education

  • Bachelor of Science, BROWN UNIVERSITY
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
  • Bachelor of Science, BROWN UNIVERSITY
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Biography

My research interests include the ecological roles that canopy-dwelling plants play in forests at multiple spatial and temporal scales and the effects of forest fragmentation on community function. I am invested in the development of database tools for canopy researchers; dissemination of research results to non-scientific audiences; partnering of scientists and artists to enhance conservation of forests. My research is carried out in Washington State and in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Mellon Foundation, and the Whitehall Foundation.