Research Interests (300 words)
Currently, my research is investigating methods to prevent specific species of forest trees from making fertile flowers. Such trees would be useful as they would not be able to breed with wild trees, and would allow growers to have plantations of highly specialized trees. Most of my work is with poplar (the ones that make seeds in fluffy cotton like stuff) and Eucalyptus (the stuff koalas eat). Both are economically important trees, grown for making boards, paper, and other products.