Our lab group focuses on the interface between agriculture and plant community and ecosystem ecology. Our interests include weed ecology and management, the role of diversity in agroecosystem function, plant invasions, community assembly theory, trophic interactions, and implications of land-use and climate change.
The overall goal of our research is to better understand the ecological interactions that underpin agricultural production systems so as to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture.
We conduct our research in collaboration with the UNH community, growers, and researchers from other institutions. Much of our work is located at New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station research facilities and partner farms in NH, ME, VT, and NY.