Who am I?

I am an applied wildlife ecologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming.

My research focuses on the ecology and behavior of small mammals and amphibians on topics such as foraging, competition, invasive species interactions, the affects of disease on community structure, species susceptibility and survival. I also use tools from Decision Science to ensure the questions I seek to answer provide the best information for wildlife and natural resource managers to make tractable and robust decisions.

Academic Appointments:

    • August 2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming

    • 2017 - 2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University, Advisors: Dr. Evan H. C. Grant (USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center) & Dr. David Miller (PSU)

    • 2015 - 2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Advisors: Dr. Emma Willcox (UTK) & William Stiver (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

Academic Background:

    • 2011 - 2015: Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Advisor: Dr. Gary McCracken

    • 2008 - 2011: MSc in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science, University of Hawai`i Hilo, Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

    • 2003 - 2007: BSc in Environmental Studies: Science focus, Linfield College