I’m a PhD Student in University of California Davis’ Ecology Graduate Group working with Dr. Malcolm North. Broadly, I’m interested in forest disturbance and climate change, along with applications like carbon cycling. In the last year, I’ve become fascinated by drought ecology and physiology of conifer forests. I have a few studies started in this vein, including topics such as: (1) water storage and cavitation of three competing conifer species via a large-scale drought induction experiment, (2) a meta-analysis of over 15,000 trees’ rings in relation to drought, (3) xylem plasticity of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir along a drought transect, and (4) predicting red fir die-off during drought by linking growth sensitivity to underlying physiology.
My previous work focused on carbon cycling among forest and energy systems.