Conservation and landscape genomics
I am an ecologist interested in how species respond to anthropogenic change, including climate change, habitat modification (loss, fragmentation, degradation), and their interactions.
My goal is to conduct research that helps conserve biodiversity under global change.
My approach is interdisciplinary, incorporating genomic, phenotypic, and spatial analyses at contemporary and historical time scales.
My research focuses on amphibian conservation and developing best practices for the use of genomic data in U.S. Endangered Species Act decision-making.
I completed my PhD in 2017 at the Duke University Program in Ecology, in Dean Urban's landscape ecology lab. My postdoctoral work was conducted in Chris Funk's conservation genomics lab, followed by research as a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow based at Colorado State University.
I currently work as a Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Branch of Species Status Assessment Science Support.
My research has been generously supported by:
- The National Science Foundation
- American Society of Naturalists
- The Society for Conservation Biology
- The Cedar Tree Foundation
- 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