Institution: University of California, Davis
Degree: PhD, Integrative Biology
Specialty: Using a mechanistic understanding of plant-soil, plant-plant, plant-microbe, and plant-animal interactions to increase our understanding and effective management of: ecosystem services, plant invasions, restoration, plant community composition, biogeochemical cycling, global change, grazing systems, and resilience of ecosystem structure and function.
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