I employ a variety of tools in ecology and genetics to understand population biology and natural and evolutionary history of organisms.  A uniting theme is how flora and fauna function in natural systems and how population processes are impacted in human-altered ones.  My favorite questions have a management component and involve species that are scientifically intractable because they are cryptic or rare.  I work with many excellent collaborators and enjoy a global perspective to my research, having spent seven years overseas in various research contexts.