Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University
nora dot gavinsmyth at gmail dot com
I'm interested in plant responses to climate change, community and population ecology.
I'm involved with Habitat 2030 and Chicago-area restoration projects. Returned Peace Corps volunteer Tanzania and Niger.
Understanding how population dynamics function to define species geographic ranges is crucial to our understanding of species range limits and how populations can be expected to respond to large scale climate change. This project will investigate the population dynamics of a rare plant, Lespedeza leptostachya and a closely related species, Lespedeza capitata. Through a...