Ph.D. Plant Biology, Michigan State University
M.S., Biology, Sonoma State University
B.S. Plant Biology, University of California, Davis
Area of specialization
Plant-microbe interactions and rapid adaptation
Susan has broad research interests in evolutionary ecology and plant-microbe interactions. Her dissertation work focused on the role of rapid adaptation in recently restored plant populations. Her work in the Bever-Schultz lab focuses on the role that rhizobium communities play in determining the success of both native and invasive legumes in managed grasslands.
- Lau, J.A., Magnoli, S.M., Zirbel, C.R., and Brudvig, L.A. 2019. The limits to adaptation in restored ecosystems and how management can overcome them. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 104: 441-454.