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Research

Overview

My research group focuses global change biology, with particular emphasis on climate change, species invasion, and sustainability of natural and agricultural ecosystems. By integrating theory with plant physiological, chemical, isotope techniques, we strive to elucidate patterns, identify mechanisms, and anticipate future threats. We currently work in diverse agroecosystems – tea in China, coffee in Costa Rica, and vegetables and grains in Massachusetts – as well as in old fields, hemlock forests and urban green roofs.

There are currently several research themes:

  1. Impacts of climate change to
    agriculture

  2. Exotic insects on native plants: Mediators of hemlock decline in eastern North America

  3. The multiple defense mechanisms of plants in response to herbivorous insects

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