I am a postdoc at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). 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 Anu Eskelinen’s lab in the Global Change and Biotic Interaction Ecology group at the Helmholtz Research center (UFZ) and under the Finnish Academy funded  project “Biotic modulators of plant community resistance and resilience to multiple global changes.”

Contact me: cwerner@ucdavis.edu

Twitter @chhayawerner