Pacific Biosciences Research Center
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
I study the ecology and evolution of plants and fungi in the context of the mycorrhizal symbiosis.
I am the faculty coordinator for C-MĀIKI. My lab's research adds a fungal ecology facet to C-MAIKI. We focus on the molecular ecology, evolution and ecophysiology of symbiotic fungi from natural terrestrial environments. In alignment with C-MAIKI we are interested in the patterns and processes of microbes within ecosystems and across landscapes.
IMPACT TO HAWAII
My lab's research has direct implications for native plant conservation and restoration. We are interested in understanding how microbes support healthy plant communities.