About Caroline

I am a plant and soil ecologist working at the interface of community and ecosystem ecology. My research program seeks to understand the ecology of natural and managed dryland ecosystems and their responses to global change. I am currently particularly interested in exploring plant community vulnerability to climate change and predictors of restoration success across dryland ecosystems. I am committed to using science to support effective land management, decision-making, and public policy in a changing world.

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  • Dryland ecology
  • Ecological restoration
  • Ecological modeling
  • Global change
  • Grasslands
  • Land management
  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Rangelands
  • Remote sensing
  • Soil microbial communities


PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, 2019

BS, Biology - University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee, 2014

BA, Education - Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, 2010


  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Range Management