I’m broadly interested in understanding wildlife population dynamics to support conservation and management. My research combines population ecology, quantitative methods, and applied science to assist managers with decision making in the face of uncertainty. I use a variety of quantitative methods for both understanding past and current drivers of population change and predicting future status, including hierarchical Bayesian models and population viability analysis. Most of my research has focused on migratory birds, but I work across taxa and habitat types.
Assistant Professor, Iowa Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
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PhD Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, 2019
M.S. Ecology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014
B.S. Biology, Loyola University Maryland, 2010