Discerning animal movement, dispersal, and space use in fragmented landscapes is foundational to understanding population dynamics, population persistence, and population distribution. I aim to employ multiple, cutting-edge techniques (i.e., radio telemetry, GIS, population genetic, stable isotope, and radar aeroecology analyses) to inform modeling efforts and understand movement at various spatial scales to develop robust conservation and land management strategies. I augment my research efforts with knowledge of insect-plant interactions, chemical ecology, and insect behavior.
My professional goal is to serve as a research scientist within diverse, interdisciplinary teams, planning and conducting cutting-edge research at a landscape scale that directly supports and improves the sustainability of pollination services, native species conservation, and natural resource management. In addition to my research contributions, I envision actively and effectively communicating research plans and findings within the scientific community, with decision-makers, and with stakeholders to help implement science-informed recommendations.