Plant Ecology. Current research on demography and life history of plant populations, effects of habitat fragmentation on genetic structure and ecological traits, modeling extinction probability and population viability, life history adaptations of scrub plants to fire, fire effects on plant population dynamics, restoration ecology, plant conservation, and the ecology of introductions. Study species include scrub balm (Dicerandra frutescens), wedge-leaved Eryngium (Eryngium cuneifolium), Highlands scrub hypericum (Hypericum cumulicola), Carter’s mustard (Warea carteri), and several other rare plant species. Some research projects also involve community dynamics in Florida sand pine scrub, and other upland plant communities, including the role of fire
Conservation Biology Board of Editors 1993-2001.
Ecology/Ecol. Mono. Editorial Board 2001-
Natural Areas Journal
The Permanent Plotter Editorial Committee, 1988-1993.
Major advisor for completed Master's Thesis by Belinda Lambert, University of South Florida, The effects of light, soil disturbance and presence or organic litter on the field germination and survival of the Florida goldenaster, Chrysopsis floridana Small. (Completed 1995).
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