Welcome 

I am a plant ecologist and botanist 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 Native Medicinal Plant Research program, including our Native Plant Medicinal Gardens. Our work focuses on the ethnobotany of native plants, but also encompasses conservation, prairie ecology and wetlands ecology.

On this website, you will learn about my research, my work at the Medicinal Plant Gardens, 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