I am a quantitative wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist. What does that mean? It means I use data and models to figure out how to more effectively conserve wildlife and their ecosystems. My work is strongly “applied”. This means I try to make my science as useful as possible for on-the-ground conservation. My research seeks to advance our understanding of how to conserve species and biodiversity in a changing world, with changing human needs and pressures.
I am a Research Ecologist with Rocky Mountain Research Station – Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems Program (USDA Forest Service) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Previously I was a postdoctoral researcher with in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida working with Dr. Rob Fletcher. I earned my M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Dr. Zach Peery. I am also an Associate Editor at the Journal of Wildlife Management.