My work focuses on the broad questions of how so many species on this planet coexist, and what they are all doing here. I go about this by investigating the rules for community assembly and the consequences of community dissassembly, principally using grassland plants in model communities. The roles of competition and trophic interactions in shaping these relationships, as well as the ways of measuring different aspects biodiversity, all interest me.
Education and Professional Positions
|2011 - 2015||Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|2005 - 2011||Ph.D., Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, USA|
|2003 - 2005||Researcher, Department of Ecology, Peking University, Beijing, China|
|2001 - 2002||Research Assistant, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA|
|1998 - 2001||B.A., Department of Biology, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA|