I am an ecologist whose research focuses on understanding ecological patterns in space and time. Much of my current work focuses on spatial synchrony, the tendency for changes in populations in many locations to be correlated through time. Other research foci include the population dynamics of outbreaks and invasions, and Allee effects. While I often study insects, I collaborate with experts in other taxa and I am broadly interested in plant and animal species that are of management concern either because they are overabundant (e.g. pests and invasive species) or because they are declining or threatened. My work combines analysis of empirical data, system-specific mechanistic models, and theoretical models. More information about my current research projects can be found on the Research page of this website. 

Currently, I am a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia supported by a NatureNet Science Fellowship. I also co-host a podcast called "Major Revisions" that comments on topics in ecology and academia from the perspective of three early-career scientists. Give us a listen!