About me

I am an ornithologist, conservation biologist, and community and quantitative ecologist.

Currently I am a Smith Fellow working at Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School. My research combines original data collected in the field with biodiversity informatics (“big data”) and novel quantitative modeling techniques to understand critical ecological questions about organisms. I am most interested in how large-scale anthropogenic drivers of change (e.g., climate change, invasive species, land-use change, fire regimes) affect geographic distributions and community interactions over short (years) to long (centuries) timespans. I collaborate with a diverse array of scientists in many fields and am always looking for new opportunities, exciting data, and intriguing systems.

Starting fall 2014, I will be an Assistant Professor with the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut located in Storrs, CT. I will be looking for Ph.D. and M.S. students as well as postdoctoral researchers to start in 2014. If you are a prospective student or postdoc with research interests that align with mine, please feel free to email me and we can start a dialogue.