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Current Research

As an agroecologist, my research bridges fundamental ecological mechanisms with real-world applications in complex agricultural settings.  I conduct research that provides ecologically based pathways for building a more resilient and multifunctional agricultural landscape – one in which biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and rural livelihoods are in harmony. 


Mutualisms across

agricultural landscapes

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Biotic interactions for

agricultural multifunctionality

Socio-ecological solutions for agricultural resilience

Past Research

Prior to starting graduate school, I engaged in the following research:

  • Impact of Honeybee hive placement on cranberry marshes in Central Wisconsin. Fruit Crop Entomology Lab. Mentored by Christelle Guedot, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Entomology. 2014 – 2015.

  • Population diversity of Lobeliads in two Hawaiian Islands, Hawai'i and Kauai. Led by Thomas Givnish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Botany. 2014 – 2015.

  • Genetic diversity of wild cranberry in Wisconsin. USDA-Cranberry Genetics Lab. Led by Juan Zalapa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Horticulture. 2012 – 2014.

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