Climate Adaptation Specialist, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
Michigan Technological University
I am a climate change research scientist with a background in terrestrial ecosystem ecology and soil carbon science. I work at the intersection of ecological research and land management, investigating how ecosystem properties interact with one another and with environmental changes to drive ecosystem functioning (e.g., carbon and nutrient cycling, biodiversity) and ecosystem responses to management actions (e.g., prescribed fire). My research spans multiple systems (agricultural, grassland, savanna, forest, wetland, and urban systems) and scales (lab incubations to greenhouse and field studies to regional and global data syntheses). I am particularly interested in applying sound science to equitable and climate smart land management policies. Visit my research page to learn more about my specific research projects. Contact me with any thoughts or questions – I love the collaborative nature of science!