My research effort is primarily focused on fire and grazing ecology in grasslands. I am particularly interested in understanding factors that affect fire behavior and fire effects in fire-dependent ecosystems, including plant community composition, disturbance regimes, land-use, and environmental change.

Agriculture, Environmental Science, Natural Science
PhD, Iowa State University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2011
MS, Iowa State University, Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Ecology, 2008
BA, Grinnell College, Biology, 2004