Tara Callaway

I am a Ph.D. student working with Paul Meiman studying Rangeland Ecology. Originally from a small town in Illinois, I attended Northern Illinois University to earn a BS in 2007. I then worked for the National Park Service as an Interpretive Park Ranger at both Joshua Tree and Mount Rainier National Park for 4 years. In 2012, I obtained my MS in Biology from Western Washington University researching interspecific reproductive barriers in the Solanaceae. I studied the evolution of a specific gene using molecular and bioinformatic techniques, but I am excited to transfer to the ecology field to pursue my interest in plant communities. At CSU, my plan is to look at how well seeded forbs compete with the native, poisonous larkspur and how the toxicity of larkspur is affected by competition