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Role of plants in wetland ecosystems

This research facilitates quantification and improved understanding of biogeochemical processes in sensitive marsh ecosystems that are being exposed to increasing nutrient inputs through human activities.

Totora: Biogeography of a sedge

Phylogeography, Ethnobotany, Ecology, and Biogeochemistry of the sedge Schoenoplectus californicus, the amazing Totora!

Ecology of Infectious Diseases

A large component of our research program focuses on the ecology of malaria vectors in the malaria endemic regions of Central and South America. Over the last several years this research entitled “Ecological Determinants of Malaria in Belize” has been funded under the joint NIH/NSF EID program and ended this year.