I am a postdoc at the University of Wyoming. I am interested in the effects of contingency on plant community dynamics, particularly in the context of regeneration after disturbance.

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.

I work in Lauren Shoemaker’s lab studying the role of environmental variation and biotic interactions in patterns of species coexistence and diversity.

Contact me: cwerner5@uwyo.edu

Twitter @chhayawerner