I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, working with Greg Dwyer and our US Forest Service collaborator, Karl Polivka. We are studying the epidemic dynamics of baculoviruses in the Douglas-fir tussock moth in the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to integrate experiments and advanced mechanistic modeling approaches to develop recommendations for a USFS microbial control program.
I received my PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where I worked in Piet Johnson's lab studying parasite metacommunities and the consequences of the host and pathogen diversity in amphibian systems. I received my BA in Environmental Biology at Washington University in St. Louis after working with Jon Chase and Kevin Smith on various projects with a community ecology theme.
I have a bunch of example code available upon request...check out the Statistics page for some detailed examples.