Working dissertation title: The Impact of Prairie Strips and Other Agricultural Land Uses on Grassland Biodiversity
Adviser: Lisa Schulte Moore
Current Research: Within the STRIPs project, I’m investigating the impact of prairie strips on avian density and occupancy. I will be examining the impacts of landscape characteristics on avian communities with an emphasis on surrounding land cover of STRIPS sites. I am also the lead biodiversity researcher on the Pigs and Prairies project in northern Missouri. We will be evaluating the biodiversity impacts of prairie restoration for biogas production.
Personal Interests: I attempt to fish and camp as much as possible. I enjoy sports immensely and play basketball, softball, and tennis whenever I get the chance. I began college as a sports journalism major and will watch about any sporting event on television especially Nebraska football (sorry ISU fans).
Area of Expertise: Wildlife Ecology