Research Interests (300 words)
I'm interested in the plants that we use to make food, clothing, art, and medicine. Our lives depend on plants- for every five people in the world, three use medicinal plants as their primary source of medicine.
I study why people use certain plant species for medicine rather than other plant species. This research will help us to understand how plants, and humans, and their environments affect one another, and may also help us to develop new medicines.
I'm also interested in climate change, invasive species, tropical biology, island biology, ecology, and restoration.