EducationPh.D. Environmental and Forest Biology. 1996. State University of New York, College
of Environmental Science and Forestry
B.S. Biological Science. 1980. Michigan Technological University cum laude
Research and Teaching InterestsMy research interest is unraveling how ecosystems respond to disturbance events. These
disturbances vary from those that have occurred through evolutionary time: hurricanes,
fires, flood/droughts, and those driven by humans: invasive species, human development,
climate change, and restoration. This work is focused in southwest Florida but involves
a variety of ecosystems and taxa.