My research focuses on developing wildlife and habitat management strategies that promote biodiversity, native wildlife, and ecological integrity. I strive for a balanced combination of natural history, field surveys, and ecological modeling to quantify patterns of the distribution and abundance of animals, the relationships between the different components of a given ecosystem, and the spatial and temporal dynamics of those relationships. Most importantly, these patterns and relationships are then used to inform the sustainable management of wildlife populations and their habitats to maintain diverse and resilient ecological communities. Though my research mostly focuses on birds, my interests are more broad and include a variety of other taxa, as well as the abiotic components of ecosystems, such as weather, climate, soils, and environmental chemistry.
Click below to read more about past and current research projects.
Global Change and Mammal Conservation in Florida
Salinization and Sea-level rise in NC
Wildfires in the Sierra Nevada, CA
The Longleaf Pine Community in NC