My overall goal is to further the advancement of wildlife management, research, and conservation through novel research and interdisciplinary approaches.  These approaches include the use of geographical information software (GIS), modeling techniques, and human dimensions research.  Currently, I am the lead researcher from Alaska for a project called TUNDRA which examines how environmental governance and socio-economic conditions influence ecosystems and the services they provide to local people.  This research has allowed me to spend quite some time at the University of Tromsø in Norway.  My interests include subsistence, socio-economic research, GIS, predator-prey systems, database management and design, and population dynamics.  I also am developing and website with useful information for people working in the Arctic.  Personal interests include hiking, camping, and ferrets.