Research Interests: My work has focused on the ecology of plant-animal interactions, including studies of host specific insects (northern blue butterfly), rare plants (serpentine morning glory), and Wisconsin bees. I also am co-leader of the Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot, part of a global network of intensive, long term forest research sites initiated by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Tropical Forest Science. Undergraduates and graduate students under my supervision have studied invasive plant species, aquatic macrophytes, forest understory plants, bat biology, and pollination ecology.
Other Interests: Travel, family, bird watching, nature study, reading, hiking
Education: Ph.D. Ecology, University of California, Davis, December 1998.; M.S. Environmental Science and Policy, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, August 1993.; B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, May 1989.
- Principles of Ecology
- Conservation Biology
- Research Experiences in Panama
- Ecological and Environmental Methods and Analysis
- Introduction to Environmental Science
- Issues in Biological Conservation