Can we utilize ecological interactions to design sustainable agricultural systems?
Randa collects soil to measure effects of flowering strips on nematode dispersal.
The general themes of my work address biodiversity and community ecology, ecosystem services such as biological pest control and soil quality, and the role of disturbance and habitat heterogeneity in agroecosystems. In particular, I am interested in interactions involving soil, plants, herbivores, and their natural enemies. I enjoy collaborating with social scientists to bring together the human and biophysical dimensions of management of agroecosystems.