About Our Lab

We are plant community ecologists at UC Berkeley keenly interested in ecological dynamics across time and space. Our field work centers on grasslands, rangelands, oak woodlands, wetlands and alpine tundra.

Our goal is to apply cutting-edge “usable” science to the challenges of restoration, species invasion, and environmental change. We work with conservation groups, government agencies and land managers to provide evidence-based solutions that take into account biodiversity, human well-being, and management opportunities.

We use a combination of long-term monitoring, modeling and experimental approaches at population to community to ecosystem levels of ecological organization. We love thinking about plant-soil feedbacks, functional traits, species effects on ecosystem processes, non-linear and threshold dynamics — as well as good food, climbing routes, and local music.