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Plants form persistent, intimate associations (symbioses) with organisms that may be enemies, mutualists, or commensals.  As a community ecologist, I am interested in how symbioses directly affect the growth of hosts, indirectly affect enemies of the host, and how the environment modifies the role played by symbionts. Visit Google Scholar to locate publications or contact me.

Current research in the lab

  • Impact of defoliation and hemiparasitism on growth and wood development in seedling oaks – Ankita Gupta, Ph.D.
  • Hemiparasite-host interactions and their impact on competition – Margaux Thompson, undergraduate
Pedicularis canadensis in bloom

Recent past research

Preliminary section of Quercus shumardii
Preliminary section of Quercus shumardii

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