About Me

I am a community ecologist with research interests in species distributions across prairie and desert ecosystems.  I am especially interested in how plant community characteristics such as structure and composition influence small mammal distribution, and how small mammal herbivory, seed dispersal, and seed predation in turn affect these factors.  My goal is to develop a conceptual framework for understanding the interaction between small mammals and the plant communities they inhabit and to use this framework to generate practical applications that can positively impact restoration activities, habitat management, and urban greenspace biodiversity.