I am an ecologist
interested in understanding the fine-scale
biochemical mechanisms that give rise to
patterns in large-scale ecosystem processes.
My research intersects the fields of
chemistry, microbiology, community ecology,
and earth system science. Currently, I study
the mechanisms that structure patterns of
organic matter decomposition, the role of
plant-microbial mutualisms in
ecosystem-level carbon and nutrient cycling,
and terrestrial feedbacks to global change.