Laura Weber Ploughe

I am a plant community and ecosystem ecologist with a general interest in how systems respond to climate change.  Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.  I am currently working on several reclamation projects that include soil amendments, such as biosolids, drought, and utilizing ecological principals for establishing diverse native plant communities.  I received my PhD from Purdue University, where my research focused on climate change, specifically on precipitation changes, and the impacts on plant communities and ecosystem processes.  I am also involved in an international experiment, DroughtNet.