courses emphasize the process of scientific investigation, and
whenever possible make connections to environmental issues.
teach an introductory course for Biology and Environmental Studies
majors (Bio 141, Investigations in Ecology and Environmental Science),
as well as upper-division courses in ecology (Bio 335, Ecology)
and in evolution (Bio 390, Evolution).
a population biologist, and I work in the areas of ecology, evolution,
and conservat ion biology. I teach and advise students in both
Biology and Environmental Studies. I have undergraduate degrees
in botany and in zoology from the University of Washington in
Seattle, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from
Cornell University. I joined the faculty of Lewis and Clark College
in 1995, after 15 years at Pomona College. For more information
about my professional background, see my vita.
I study the ecology and evolution of wild plant species growing
in their natural environments. I'm interested in how environmental
factors affect their performance and the evolution of particular
traits, especially reproductive strategies.