Website CV


  • My research interests have taken two directions: theoretical and applied ecology, and education and outreach. As an ecologist my research has focused on the analysis of complex systems, with an emphasis on the biological and biogeochemical interactions in


M.S., Statistics - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 1996

Ph.D., Zoology - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 1986

M.S., Zoology - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, 1981

B.A., Zoology - University of California - Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, 1978

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Zhijiang Lecturing Professor East China Normal University, 2012
  • Fellow Ecological Society of America, 2012
  • Odum Award for Ecology Education Ecological Society of America, 2011
  • Distinguished Scholar University of Northern Colorado, 1997
  • Distinguished Research Fellow Bodega Marine Laboratory, UC-Davis, 1994
  • National Young Investigator Award National Science Foundation, Washington D.C., 1994


  • Soil Ecology Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Ecological Society of America