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Adrienne Ernst

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PhD Student
Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden

aernst at u dot northwestern dot edu

Projects
Invasion in the tallgrass prairie: do close relatives help or hinder? (2017)

My research focuses on understanding invasion in restored tallgrass prairies, one of the most endangered ecosystems worldwide. I am part of a team working on a plot experiment at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Broadly, we are trying to understand how phylogenetic and functional diversity affect restoration outcomes in tallgrass prairies. My focus is disentangling the effects of these two...