About Joan C. Dudney
As a plant and forest community ecologist, I am interested in tracing human impacts across terrestrial landscapes. Global change drivers in forest and grassland communities, including infectious disease, pest outbreaks, invasive plants, and climate change, are at the forefront of my scientific inquiries. I am a David H. Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellow, a Switzer Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. When I am not writing or analyzing data, you can find me backpacking in the mountains.