Contact me: jesmart@unm.edu
Research Interests:

My senior thesis project, "You are what you eat: but what if it's all mesquite?" examines the key relationship between the desert woodrat (Neotoma lepida) and honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) living in Death Valley, California. I am currently working in the lab of Dr. Felisa Smith as an undergraduate research assistant.
In my future career as a research scientist, I hope to integrate ecology and economics to solve environmental problems. 

            Neotoma lepida, the desert woodrat.

            Photo credit: Ian Murray