I’m a plant ecologist with a particular interest in the structure and dynamics of forest communities. Specific areas of activity: simulation modeling of forest dynamics, statistical modeling of demographic processes in forests from long-term data, and applications of an operational definition of multivariate “predictability” of community change. Developing interests include: linkages between canopy tree and understory dynamics, light environments in tree canopies, and constraints on maximum tree height.

The BSU Biology department offers a M.S. degree. I will supervise up to 3 graduate students at any one time, sometimes more when a project is a collaboration between BSU and another agency. Partial support is available through GA positions offered by the department. I also serve on M.S. committees at BSU, particularly when there is some overlap between the thesis topic and my general areas of expertise: plant ecology, multivariate data analysis, and quantitative modeling.