I am an ecologist with interests in conservation biology, global change impacts, methodological advances, population trends, and species distributions.
I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences at Oregon State University where I work with Dr. Jim Peterson and Dr. Adam Duarte using simulations to test the ability of multi-state occupancy models to detect population trends.
I have also worked as a post-doc at the University of Rhode Island analyzing bird survey data to map distributions and estimate population sizes for the Rhode Island Bird Atlas, and at the University of Connecticut in the Tingley and Elphick labs researching how to use citizen science data for modeling species distributions (see [link] and [link]).
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].