I have a broad interest in ecology and its application to the management and restoration of native ecosystems. My research is grounded in theory but driven by an interest in developing practical outcomes for restoration in our rapidly changing world. I use an experimental and conceptual approach to research that is informed by my observations of what occurs in nature. My research fits into three broad themes: 1) Impacts of global changes on native ecosystems, 2) Community assembly and 3) Tools and concepts for the restoration and management of native ecosystems. A major focus of my current research is the application of the resilience concept to environmental management.