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, rare, or endangered. I recently incorporated bats (Microchiroptera) into my research because they face many conservation challenges, yet are one of the most difficult mammals to study, being cryptic, nocturnal, and volant, and some cases solitary, non-cave roost-ers. I work with many excellent collaborators and enjoy a global perspective to my research, having spent seven years overseas in various research contexts.