I am an ecologist and conservation biologist with broad interests in community dynamics, species distributions, tropical forests, and avian biology. My postdoctoral work focuses on biodiversity loss in the Colombian Andes (Tor Haugaasen Lab, Norwegian University of Life Sciences & David Edwards Lab, Sheffield University) and previously on the distributional ecology of North American birds in the context of global change (Morgan Tingley Lab, UConn). My PhD research (David Wilcove Lab, Princeton University) focused on biodiversity loss and determinants of avian community structure in DSC_0666Peruvian Amazonia, home to the richest bird assemblages on Earth.

I also have keen interests in theoretical ecology (particularly mechanisms of species coexistence and stochastic models of community dynamics) and newly available large datasets (e.g. Project eBird).  I especially value my intuition as a naturalist as I venture into these more abstract territories.

When I’m not hard at work, I like to be in the field as much as possible.  Otherwise, I enjoy a good jazz record, a history book, or a cooking project.

Use the links above to find my CV and publications, check out ongoing projects, and see a few photos from the field.