Welcome 

I am a plant ecologist, botanist, and educator working at the Kansas Biological Survey. Drawing upon my scientific background, teaching experience, and landscaping training, I manage a variety of projects for the Kansas Biological Survey, working with the Native Plant Medicinal Gardens, The Kansas Heritage Program, and the MAPs Education Outreach Program. On this website, you will learn about my research interests, my work at the Kansas Biological Survey, and my botanical explorations.

INTERESTS

Ethnobotany

Prairie Ecology

Pollination Biology

Native Plant Gardening

Nature Photography

Fiber Arts

EDUCATION

2000-2007

University of Kansas

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

1997-2000

Missouri State University

Masters of Science -Biology

1991-1995

Drury University

B.A. Biology with Honors, emphasis in Environmental Studies

Braving the heat at Noah Brown's Prairie