Grad School

Understanding differences in community composition of in field prairie plantings in Iowa, USA

This talk goes over my thesis research and took place during the 2020 virtual Ecological Society of America (ESA) conference, August 3-6. Download a pdf of my slides Download a video of my talk

Many models, same data

Introduction Let’s talk about model selection! As a non-statistician, I find the process of choosing an appropriate statistical model to be slightly intimidating, even agonizing at times. In the hopes of demystifying this process for other non-statisticians, this post attempts to walk you through how Gina Nichols and I decided on the appropriate models and stats for an upcoming manuscript. Constructive feedback is always welcome. Gina and I are using data from this project.


Project investigating pay disparities at Iowa State

Vegetation in prairie strips

Masters thesis work on community ecology in agricultural landscapes

Cover crops & Weeds

Investigation into the effects of cover crops on weed communities