I'm a third year PhD candidate at the Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine (LECA) in Grenoble, France, working with Philippe Choler and Wilfried Thuiller. An important portion of my work is also in collaboration with the Centre de Recherche sur les Ecosystèmes d'Altitude (CREA) based in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. My research is focused on using remote sensing to explore relationships between snow cover duration and the distribution and properties of alpine plant communities. More specifically, I'm looking at functional and taxonomic diversity patterns as well as the productivity and phenology of grasslands in relation to bioclimatic drivers in the French Alps.
I graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, USA, in 2010 with a degree in Geography, and completed my MSc in Ecology in spring 2013 at Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France.