Eric is interested in the mechanisms of plant responses to stress and their consequences for natural and agricultural ecosystems. His current work is on how drought and habitat fragmentation interact to influence Heliconia acuminata demography and population dynamics. His Ph.D. focus was on the effects of climate change and insect herbivory on the quality (flavor and health benefits) of tea (Camellia sinensis).

  • Chemical ecology
  • Eco-metabolomics
  • Plant demography
  • Statistics and programming in R
  • Tea
  • PhD in Biology, 2020

    Tufts University

  • MS in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, 2010

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • BA in Biology, 2006

    Whitman College