I’m a field biologist with research interests in the complementary fields of plant ecology, conservation biology, and plant taxonomy. More specifically, floristics, rare species, and the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on plant diversity, interest me.
As the director of the UNCP Herbarium, I have supervised and trained several students in standard herbarium techniques. I look forward to expanding the Herbarium’s holdings and assisting students who are interested in the collection and preservation of voucher specimens.
I have directed undergraduate research on Chrysoma pauciflosculosa (woody goldenrod), a state endangered species of plant. The work focused on population dispersion in the field and seed germination in the laboratory. Of late, I have taken an interest in the population dynamics and stable isotopes of Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant) in Carolina bays.
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