I received my B.S. from Denison University in 2000, where I majored in Biology and Studio Art. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Ph.D. in Plant Biology/EEBB in 2005. After a post-doc fellowship at Rice University in Houston from 2006-2007, I started as assistant professor at the University of Louisville.
S.M. Emery and J.A. Rudgers. In press. Ecological assessment of dune restorations in the Great Lakes region. Restoration Ecology.
S.M. Emery, D. Thompson, and J.A. Rudgers. In Press. Ammophila breviligulata Populations in the Great Lakes Region. American Midland Naturalist.
Drake, J.M., E.E. Cleland, C. Bowles, K. Carney, M.C. Horner-Devine, S.M. Emery, J.
Gramling, A. Nardoni Laws, M.D. Smith, D.B. Vandermast, S.J. Andelman, E.
Fleishman, J.B. Grace, R.B. Waide, and M.R. Willig. 2008. Do non-native plant species affect the shape of productivity-diversity relationships? American Midland Naturalist. 159: 55-66.
Emery, S.M. 2007. Limiting similarity between invaders and dominant species in
herbaceous plant communities? Journal of Ecology 95: 1027–1035.
Gross, K.L. and S.M. Emery. 2007. Succession and restoration in Michigan old-field
communities. In Old fields: Dynamics and restoration of abandoned farmland, eds: V.A. Cramer and R.J. Hobbs. Island Press.
Emery, S.M. and K.L. Gross. 2007. Dominant species identity, not community
evenness, regulates invasion in experimental plant communities. Ecology 88:954-964.
Emery, S.M. and K.L. Gross. 2006. Dominant species identity regulates invasibility of
old-field plant communities. Oikos 115: 549-588.
Emery, S.M.,and K.L. Gross. 2005. Effects of timing of prescribed fire on the
demography of an invasive plant, Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed). Journal of Applied Ecology 42:60-69.
Cleland, E.E., S.J. Andelman, C. Bowles, K. Carney, M.C. Horner-Devine, J. Drake, S.M.
Emery, J. Gramling, M.D. Smith, D.B. Vandermast. 2004. Measuring invasion in space and time: non-native species richness and relative abundance respond to interannual variation in productivity and diversity. Ecology Letters 7(10): 947-957.
Knapp, A.K., M.D. Smith, S.L. Collins, N. Zambatis, M. Peel, S.M. Emery, J. Wojdak,
M.C. Horner-Devine, H. Biggs, J. Kruger, and S.J. Andelman. 2004. Generality in ecology: testing North American grassland rules in South African savannas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(9): 483-491.
Emery, S.M., K.L. Gross, and K.N. Suding. 2003. Summer burns best for controlling
spotted knapweed in prairie restoration experiment (Michigan). Ecological Restoration 21(2): 137-138.
University of Louisville: Plant Taxonomy and Ecology (BIOL 391), Population and Community Ecology (BIOL 563/663)