The unifying goal of my research is to understand how human stressors to the environment affect ecosystems and biodiversity and how to mitigate those impacts. These environmental stressors include land-use change (fragmentation/connectivity), climate change, and species introductions. I use field experiments, often leveraging large spatial and long temporal scales, to test theory and link ecological pattern with process.
I am currently a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Colorado at Boulder working with Kendi Davies. I received my PhD in 2013 from the Department of Biology at the University of Florida with Doug Levey.