Ph.D. 2007, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
B.S. 1997, Biology, American University, Washington, D.C.
1064 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Watershed Management and Ecohydrology
Working across a range of ecosystems our research group uses ecological experiments, microbiological techniques, and contemporary genetic and metagenomic tools to test the effects of plant-microbe interactions on plant and microbial communities.
Rachel teaches an undergraduate core course in SNRE every Fall (RNR316: Natural Resource Ecology), as well as graduate seminar courses focused on aboveground-belowground interactions and current topics in microbial ecology.
Genetics and Molecular Ecology
Plant and Soil Ecology
Population and Community Ecology