Ph.D., Ecology & Biogeochemistry, Penn State University, 2011
M.S., Biology, University of Cincinnati, 2005
B.S., Biology, Xavier University, 2002
I am an ecologist with a variety of interests and skills. I typically study interactions between organisms and their environment and the implications of these interactions for ecosystem functions. Plants and soils are often the focus of my research because they serve as the foundation for many ecosystem functions that are beneficial to humans.
I teach Introduction to Environmental Science (EVS 206). This course provides an overview of current environmental issues and the scientific basis for understanding both how humans impact the environment and how the environment impacts humans.
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