Professor Gebauer is an ecologist with an interest in ecosystem studies and how plants utilize resources such as water, applying the principles of ecology and biogeochemistry to environmental and conservation issues. Most recently she has been working with students to assess mercury accumulation in the food chain, and determine competition for water resources by invasive plant species.
Ph.D., Ecology, 1994, University of California, Davis and San Diego State University
M.S. (Diplom), Biology, 1986, Christian Albrechts Universität (Kiel, Germany)
B.S. (Vordiplom), Biology, 1981, Eberhardt Karls Universität (Tübingen, Germany)