I have a PhD in Plant Biology from UC Davis. My research focused on photosynthetic physiology of the evergreen tree tan-oak, studying function across years and seasons, across the species range - I'm fascinated by how plants deal with stress, especially stresses that change across time. I've been teaching plant bio at WV College since 2003; Jen and I started the redwood project in 2015. In 2017-2018, I took a research sabbatical to expand the project and refine a plan to integrate more research into undergrad education in and out of the classroom. I don't sleep enough but I love my students and my work.