I am a post-doctoral Quantitative Ecologist at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center (formerly the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center). I am broadly interested in spatial ecology, particularly in the effects of landscape changes on wildlife behavior and infectious disease. I enjoy working with mathematical models and using statistical models to analyze large datasets. I received my PhD in 2021 from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, advised by Drs. Richard Hall and Sonia Altizer.
One of the great parts about being a modeler in ecology is that I get work with data and concepts from lots of different fields and systems, so I am always learning new techniques and more natural history. I have studied whooping cranes, brown bears, ungulates, ibis, and bats, plus some of their parasites and pathogens. For more details on my research, please see the Research page.
Collaboration is one of my favorite parts of doing scientific research, so if you're interested in working together or just talking about a project, please get in touch!