I am interested in community ecology of plants. In particular I am interested in understanding how plant communities shift under climate change, through studying demography, phenology, and growth. I am also interested in plant conservation and global change.
2018-2020 MSc in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden
2016-2018 Conservation Research Aide at The Morton Arboretum
2012-2016, BA in Environmental Biology from Washington University in St Louis
Active research projects:
Shrub climate sensitivity across boreal, subarctic and tundra ecosystems
Carrero, C., Beckman Bruns, E., Frances, A,. Jerome, D, Knapp, W., Meyer, A., Mims R., Pivorunas, D., Speed, D., Treher Eberly, A., Westwood M., (2022). Data sharing for conservation: A standardized checklist of US native tree species and threat assessments to prioritize and coordinate action. Plants, People, Planet. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10305
Jerome, D., Petry, W. K., Mooney, K. A., & Iler, A. M. (2021). Snow melt timing acts independently and in conjunction with temperature accumulation to drive subalpine plant phenology. Global Change Biology, 00, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15803.