I am generally interested in how ecological processes are affected by anthropogenic influences, such as habitat fragmentation and urbanization, predator control, and resource exploitation. My primary research initiatives lie in exploring the behavioral and spatial ecology of vertebrate predators in altered ecosystems. This includes examination of movement behavior, home range use, and resource utilization by predators in areas impacted by human activities. I combine empirical data, fieldwork, and GIS-based modeling to address applied, conservation-based questions in terrestrial ecosystems.


Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Welcome to my site! I recently completed my PhD in Dr. Chris Wilmers’ lab in the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at SUNY ESF.

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What’s new? November 2016: Check out our weekly blog updates on the website for the Ecology Alaska project. The eagles are still out there! See where the eagles are traveling using our Eagle Tracker!

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