I'm broadly interested in the interaction between plants and their environment. My focus is on carbon storage in trees and how carbon flows through them over time. To assess carbon storage, I measure the size, age, and seasonality of nonstructural carbohydrate reserves in various species using colorimetric analyses and isotopic techniques. Understanding the dynamics of nonstructural carbohydrate reserves allows us to better predict forest growth and survival under global change.
I'm currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.