Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University
taranlichtenberger2018 at u dot northwestern dot edu
Masters student working with Dr. Kramer since 2014. Research focuses on the impact of functional traits on productivity in three Southwestern U.S. species. Other research interests include seed biology, general functional trait research, prairie plants, and restoration ecology.
We are studying how genetic diversity influences productivity and ecosystem services in wildflower species being used to restore habitat in the western United States. For this, we have measured differences in important leaf and root traits among many individuals from different populations of each species, and during Summer 2018 will be manipulating the amount and type of genetic diversity...