Laís Petri

MS, Dr., Postdoc @Michigan State University

I am currently a postdoc at Sullivan's Lab at Michigan State University. I recently finished my Ph.D. when I was working with Professor Inés Ibáñez at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), University of Michigan. 

I am a plant community ecologist with a focus on biological invasions, restoration and conservation ecology. In my current research, I investigate the contribution of community assembly history to invasion and reinvasion processes following control practices of introduced invasive plants in temperate forest understories. Specifically, I try to understand how native plant communities can be resistant to plant invasion. I use both fieldwork (experimental and observational studies) and quantitative systematic review approaches to investigate mechanisms of invasion. 

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Michigan State University

Plant Biology Department

242 Plant Biology Laboratories

East Lansing, MI 48824