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I'm a plant physiological ecologist, educator, and horticulturalist
The focus of my research is on the physiological traits and mechanisms that enable plants to adapt to crucial natural and managed ecological gradients- namely, light, nutrients, below-ground environments, and water availability. Ultimately, through the exploration of trait-based responses to environmental variation, I scale research findings and implement them into commercial agricultural production.
I’m an energetic and dedicated teacher / leader who places importance on inspiring a generation of ecologists and scientists. I show commitment to students and staff by running tightly organized and productive groups.
Presently, I Direct Cultivation at Organigram Inc. and serve as a Special Graduate Faculty Member at the University of Guelph, where I co-supervise graduate student research on the ecology and horticulture of Cannabis sativa Lin.
I have a Ph.D. forthcoming from the Thomas Lab at the University of Toronto, investigating plant ecophysiological responses to pyrogenic C following wildfire and when used as soil amendments ("biochars").