I am an ecologist interested in how species respond to climate change and habitat fragmentation.
My goal is to conduct research that helps conserve biodiversity under global change.
My approach is interdisciplinary, incorporating both spatial and molecular analyses at contemporary and historical time scales.
My current research focuses on terrestrial salamanders. I have also worked with alpine plants, salmonids, bats, and wolverines.
I have just completed my PhD at the Duke University Program in Ecology, in Dean Urban's Landscape Ecology Lab.
My research is generously supported by:
- The National Science Foundation
- American Society of Naturalists
- Sigma Xi
- American Museum of Natural History
- Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders
- Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
- Duke University Graduate School
- PEO International