7 March 2023: Two pieces of news: 1. The Gordon Research Conference on Plant-Herbivore Interactions last week was awesome! 2. Just out in Ecology, a new paper I wrote with Will Wetzel and others about how heat waves can impact plant-herbivore interactions for multiple years after the event: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3988
7 November 2022: Research students Emily Mauch and Abby Dallabetta will be at the Murdock College Science Research Conference this week to present the results of their summer research projects on milkweed seedling ecology.
30 July 2022: Review paper "The role of timing in intraspecific trait ecology" is now up online in Trends in Ecology and Evolution - this is a paper I've always wanted to write, with an awesome group of coauthors! Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2022.07.003
11 April 2022: Congrats to Whitworth student Emily Mauch for being awarded a Washington Native Plant Society student research grant! Emily will be studying developmental and chemical variation in showy milkweed this summer.
10 September 2021: My paper on growth-defense trade-offs and eco-evolutionary dynamics in aspen stands is now up online at PNAS! https://www.pnas.org/content/118/37/e2103162118
1 July 2021: Big news: I will be joining Whitworth University in Spokane, WA as an Assistant Professor this fall! I'll be teaching courses in plant biology and continuing my research with undergraduates. Stay tuned!
22 June 2021: I will be giving a (prerecorded) talk at this year's Ecological Society of America meeting. Find me August 2nd at 12pm Pacific for "The role of timing in the ecology of intraspecific trait variation in plants".
17 April 2020: Best news yet! The proposal I wrote with Will Wetzel for the NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology ("Rules of Life" competitive area) was recommended for funding! I will head to East Lansing in the fall to work on questions of milkweed, ontogeny, variability, climate, and much more.
26 November 2019: I will soon be in St. Louis for this year's Entomological Society of America meeting. My talk is 10:00am Monday 11/18.
22 October 2019: I am headed to Colorado State tomorrow for an invited seminar in the department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. The topic will be, as always: what drives within-species variation in plant defense?
23 May 2019: My talk at the upcoming Ecological Society of America meeting is scheduled for COS 78: Herbivory, 9:50am Thursday 8/15. I will be speaking on competition-mediated costs of defense and their consequences for aspen populations.
6 March 2019: NSF Graduate Research Internship Program proposal funded! I will be off to Fort Collins, CO this summer to work with Ian Pearse at the USGS and Paul Ode at CSU on ontogeny of resistance in Lepidium draba.