Welcome to the Farrior Lab!
Plants are currently providing a huge service to humans by sequestering ¼ of the molecules emitted through anthropogenic activities and slowing the pace of climate change. But, our ability to predict this service in the future and to accurately manage ecosystems is limited by our understanding of plant ecology. In particular, we struggle to connect the scales of individual plants to landscape dynamics and global patterns.
Because experiments are impossible across these scales, in the Farrior lab, we use models to connect them and generate predictions testable with data we can collect. Through this integration of mechanistic models and data, we generate new insights into the fundamental governing principles of plant communities – principles we hope will hold in the future under the novel environmental conditions that come with climate change.
We value the contributions that the diversity of human experiences bring to our scientific community. We work to understand one another's challenges, support one another, and value the well-being of all of our members.
If you are interested, check out the Joining the lab tab and don't hesitate to get in touch!
Caroline elected as an ESA Early Career Fellow
Welcome Dana Chadwick!January 1, 2021Dana is a new research associate that will be working on our project in collaboration with Daniella Rempe, Amy Wolf, Tim Keitt, and Ashley Matheny. She will be studying how plants access water and move carbon around in rocky Texas landscapes.
New paper out on tropical forest demography and coexistenceApril 9, 2020I'm very happy to announce the publication of a new paper with Nadja Rüger. You can also read a commentary by Harald Bugmann and a popular science article in The Guardian.