Biology and restoration of blackbrush. Potential use of fungal enfophytes to control cheatgrass. Effect of fire on biodiversity and floral resources for pollinators. Soil microtopography and biological soil crust function. Development of native plant materials for the Southwest.
My primary research interest concerns the reproductive biology of native plants, their use in restoration, and pollination needs.
Reproductive biology of chenopod and rosaceous shrubs. Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and biological soil crusts on plant growth and establishment. The re-introduction of fire into semi-arid grasslands of the southwest.
The more we know about the basic biology of plants, the better we can mitigate the effects of climate change and invasive species on vegetative communities.