I am looking for undergraduate and graduate students to join my lab at University of Missouri, St. Louis, beginning fall semester 2008. My lab resesarch will broadly focus on plant structure and function (anatomy and physiological ecology), community ecology, and evolutionary ecology, both in the temperate and tropic zones. My own research will especially focus on plant traits related to water transport and tissue support. I will expect students to develop their own indepenent projects under the broad confines of the lab focus but also expect students to be interactive within the lab group. I will hold lab meetings, journal clubs, and individual meetings with my lab members, offering many opportunties for discussions.  </