Social Context of Science

Representation in Ecology Teaching

I am heading a project to examine equity in biology education by quantifying the representation of women and people of color as scientists in undergraduate ecology textbooks.

Collaborators: Ellen Damschen, Stephanie McFarlane, Katherine Charton, Abigail Widdell, Nick Haddad, Mary Wyer

The Role of Botanical Collections in Ecology

As part of my current work collecting on living collections at botanical gardens, I intend to interview collections managers and ecologists to understand how they each perceive the colonial history of botanical collections in tropical countries and the boundary between the fields of ecology and horticulture.