I'm an ecologist that focuses on plants. I was raised in Houston, and spent most of my time on creeks, avoiding cottonmouth snakes while catching turtles, fish, freshwater clams, and other animals foolish enough to be found. I went to the University of Texas for undergraduate work, and the University of California, Santa Barbara for graduate work. My first job was at Rider College in NJ, where I was fortunate enough to have Mary Leck and Bob Simpson as mentors and colleagues. Then I moved to San Francisco State University for 40 years as a professor. Retired from teaching, but still conducting research.
With plant ecology class at the China Camp salt marsh.
Examining Arctous alpina in Alaska, relative of Arctostaphylos.