About Troy

I am a plant ecophysiologist interested in the mechanisms underlying plant responses to their environment. Much of the research in my lab is focused on identifying the mechanisms explaining the range of drought tolerance strategies in plants and evaluating the different conditions that favor the various strategies. We use a range of techniques to accomplish these goals, from microscope imaging of plant structure, to measurements of photosynthesis and water-use, to whole-plant biomass measurements.

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  • Climate Change
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Water Resources
  • Plant Ecology
  • Grass
  • Plant Physiology
  • Drought


PhD, Agronomy - Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS, 2012

MSc, Forest Resources - University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, 2003

BS, Biology - University of Minnesota-Morris
Morris, MN, 1998


  • Society for Range Management
  • Ecological Society of America

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