Department: W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
University System: University of Montana - Missoula
I joined the faculty at the University of Montana in 2007. I am currently a Professor in the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences in the College of Forestry and Conservation. I received my Ph.D. in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado in 2001 and did my post-doctoral research at the Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research (INSTAAR) a multi-disciplinary research institute in Boulder, CO. I also hold an M.S. in Natural Resources (Forest Science) from Cornell University and a B.A. in Physical Geography from the University of Colorado. My expertise is in terrestrial ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, and I teach courses in soil science, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry and climate change science at UM. My research focuses on understanding the biotic and abiotic controls on ecosystem processes.