Kevin Yu

selfie of Kevin Yu in front of vegetation

1970 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Alan Smith
Neil Anderson
Applied Plant Science
  • M.S. University of Illinois at Chicago, Biological Sciences 2020 (still in progress, defending in sept)
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, Environmental Studies & Biology Combined 2014


I am primarily interested in invasion ecology. Specifically, what makes an invasive plant become invasive in the first place? What traits allow it to be the lucky 1-in-1000 non-native plants to become invasive? Do new invasives follow the Enemy Release Hypothesis and the Novel Weapons Hypothesis?

I tackle these kinds of questions with conservation and restoration in mind.

Areas of Interest

Invasive Species, Plant Ecology, Plant Interactions, Conservation & Restoration