Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University

My research focuses on on understanding how species interact within ecosystems and how global change is influencing those interactions. I study a wide diversity of organisms, including plants, insects, reptiles, and mammals, to understand how ecosystems respond to environmental change.

Current projects include:

--Predicting the effects of climate warming on predators and their prey
--Developing sound as a weapon against insect pests
--Understanding the ecosystem effects of mass mortality events
--Evaluating the effects of baiting by hunters on the movement and behavior of deer

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Assistant professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2010–2015
    Research associate, University of Wisconsin

Education

  • 2010 
    Ph.D., Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
  • 2005 
    M.S., Biology, University of Central Florida
  • 2003 
    B.S., Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho

Publications

  • 2019
    Grasshopper consumption by grey wolves and implications for ecosystems, Ecology
  • 2018
    Indirect effects of larvae dispersal following mass mortality events, Ecology and Evolution
  • 2018
    Testing the AC/DC hypothesis: Rock and roll is noise pollution and weakens a trophic cascade, Ecology and Evolution
  • 2017
    Combined effects of night warming and light pollution on predator–prey interactions, Proceedings of the Royal Society

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of America
  • Entomological Society of America
  • The Animal Behavior Society