I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island. I work with Dr. Paton on the Rhode Island Bird Atlas, analyzing bird survey data to map distributions and estimate population sizes.
I was formerly a post-doc in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut in the Tingley and Elphick labs. My research focused on assessing and improving the use of citizen science data for modeling bird distributions.
My graduate work at Colorado State University with Drs. Noon and Skagen focused on assessing potential climate change impacts on breeding and migrating birds in the Prairie Pothole Region, U.S.A. I was particularly interested in examining different uncertainty sources [link] and using historical climate variability to understand bird responses to future climate change [link].