Field work

Transcriptomic effects of acute ultraviolet radiation exposure on two 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙖 mosses

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a major environmental stressor for terrestrial plants. Here we investigated genetic responses to acute broadband UVR exposure inthe highly desiccation-tolerant mosses *Syntrichia caninervis* and *Syntrichia ruralis*, …

Natural ultraviolet radiation exposure alters photosynthetic biology and improves recovery from desiccation in a desert moss

Plants in dryland ecosystems experience extreme daily and seasonal fluctuations in light, temperature, and water availability. We used an *in situ* field experiment to uncover the effects of natural and reduced levels of ultraviolet radiation (UV) on …

Phylodiversity in the Mojave National Preserve

In collaboration with non-profit Blueprint Earth, an assessment of the phylogenetic diversity of a unique region of the Mojave Desert