- Assistant Research Professor
35 Takeru Higuchi Hall, West Campus
Tom's widely varied experience in biology includes work in native ecosystem restoration for the State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Hawaii; as a black bear technician for Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Three Rivers, California; and in prairie restoration and reconstruction for Applied Ecological Services, Baldwin City, Kansas. Tom works in collaboration with the Land Institute conducting research on the perennial grain Kernza® through the Perennial Agriculture Project.
B.S. in Biology, University of Kansas, 2002
Ph.D. in Biology, University of North Dakota, 2016
- Diversity-productivity relationship in grassland systems
- Plant-soil interaction