I have a track record for involving students in research and for using my research in my teaching. Furthermore, my work is directly applicable to conservation management; my projects are developed in collaboration with regional land managers to address pressing questions regarding invasion, restoration, and climate change.
I have also collaborated on a novel teacher
education program, giving Biology Education majors experience
with scientific research. Students participate in my
CA climate change project
and use that experience to develop Next Generation Science
Standards-based curricular materials. Lessons are peer reviewed
and published on Science NetLinks, a AAAS-funded online
resource. This multiplies the broader impacts of my work, since
they bring the experience to their K-12 classrooms.