I am a fourth-year PhD student in the Population Biology program at UC Davis, studying plant community ecology.

My work combines experimental manipulations and computational analysis of landscape-scale data to identify the effects of initial conditions on plant communities, the persistence of these effects through time, and the impacts of projected climate change across the landscape.

This past year I co-led the field sections of Plant Community Ecology, writing and delivering in-stitu lectures, developing sampling exercises, and grading assignments and exams. I am co-advised by Truman Young and Susan Harrison. [CV]

Contact me: cwerner@ucdavis.edu