- Senior Scientist
- Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Director, KU Field Station
Research in Bryan's lab explores how biotic interactions, resource availability, dispersal limitations and regional processes interact to govern the assembly, diversity and functioning of plant communities. The group also is interested in understanding the impacts of land management and anthropogenic global changes on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and applying this understanding to the conservation and restoration of native plant communities. Study methods employed include a combination of short- and long-term field experiments, observational studies and modeling approaches.
- Plant community ecology, restoration ecology