My research spans a broad range of research questions and ecosystems within the field of restoration ecology. I combine both field-based surveys and manipulative studies to simultaneously test specific theories in the context of ecosystem restoration and apply the results to improve restoration efforts. Most of my experiments are conducted at multiple sites and, increasingly, over long time periods, which are both critical to providing generalizable answers to both theoretical and management questions. I consider the effect of the surrounding landscape on recovery which allows me to provide insights into questions about spatial scaling effects on recovery. For more details on specific research projects and recent publications follow the links below.