I'm interested broadly in plant biogeography, invasion ecology, and range shifts in response to climate change. My current work focuses on applying invasion risk assessment methods to range shifting native plants in the Northeast to assist managers with restoration. I work with large data sets to identify global patterns in plant movement and invasions. In addition to my work in ecology, I have a background in the history of scientific thought and travel. I'm interested in how human conceptions of place and origin shape the relationships we have with each other and the landscapes we live in.