I'm an Assistant Curator at the William L. Brown Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden. I study high-elevation plant ecology, climate change, and ethnobotany. I often find myself working on rhododendrons in the eastern Himalaya.
Some recent publications
Dynamic Ecological Knowledge Systems Amid Changing Place and Climate: Mt. Yulong Rhododendrons (Hart & Salick, J. Ethnobiology)
Fast and Cheap in the Fall: Phylogenetic determinants of late flowering phenologies in Himalayan Rhododendron (Hart, Georgian & Salick, Am J. Bot.)
Herbarium specimens show contrasting phenological responses to Himalayan climate (Hart, Salick, Ranjitkar & Xu in PNAS)