First Name

Alissa Brown

Last Name



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Field(s) of Study


Current Research Projects

Dozens of tree species can coexist within a relatively small forest plot (about the size of a football field, say). It’s not clear how that’s possible. I’m interested in the “coexistence theory” of how many related species using up the same types of resources (water, light, nutrients) can live side-by-side.

Current Employment

PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina

Previous Employment

Master’s student, teaching assistant, and field technician at San Diego State University