Diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives increase our ability to successfully tackle scientific questions in creative ways (see research quantifying this here). I am committed to providing a safe and equitable lab environment; I expect all lab members to be respectful of each other. Actions that I take to accomplish this include maintaining a document with explicit expectations of lab members (see here) and having trimesterly check-ins with each lab member that reflect on goals (including equity work) and challenges within the lab and lab citizenship, and making sure lab members have someone outside of their power hierarchy they feel comfortable reporting within lab challenges to (see here).
Our research aims to understand the factors that drive organisms to move and what consequences movement has for individuals, species, and communities.
Read the CBS blog posts about the lab and research here and the prairie dispersal project here.
See more about the Biological Theory Alliance (BioTA) at University of Minnesota here.
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