I am a quantitative wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist. What does that mean? It means I use data and models to learn about nature, and to figure out how to more effectively conserve wildlife and their ecosystems. My work is strongly “applied”, which means I try to make my science as useful as possible for on-the-ground conservation efforts. Primarily, my research seeks to advance our understanding of how to conserve species and biodiversity in a changing world, with changing human needs and pressures.
Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida working in the lab of Dr. Rob Fletcher. I hold an appointment as Honorary Fellow in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is where I earned my M.Sc. and Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Zach Peery. I am also an Associate Editor at the Journal of Wildlife Management.