I am an ecologist and conservation biologist with broad interests in species distributions, community dynamics, and avian biology. My postdoctoral work focuses on biodiversity change in the Colombian Andes (Tor Haugaasen Lab & David Edwards Lab) and previously on the distributional ecology of North American birds in the context of global change (Morgan Tingley Lab). My PhD research (David Wilcove Lab) focused on biodiversity loss and determinants of avian community structure in Peruvian Amazonia, home to the richest bird assemblages on Earth.
I also have theoretical and empirical interests in species coexistence, community dynamics, and the challenges associated with applying modern statistical practice (complex models) to modern datasets (big data). I especially value my intuition as a naturalist as I venture into these more abstract territories.
When I’m not hard at work, I like being with my family and exploring outdoors for interesting birds and other critters. As my daughter grows up, these pursuits are increasingly compatible.