Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Using theory and methods from landscape ecology, wildlife biology, biostatistics, and landscape genetics, I model animal movement, habitat use, and wildlife corridors in human-dominated landscapes. My research is defined by two major tenets. The first is to provide spatially-based quantitative analyses to inform applied conservation work. The second is to critically assess, compare, and contrast the current methods used to identify areas of conservation priority to promote best practices. I am particularly interested in the use of wildlife corridors as a conservation tool and my work has been used to in conservation initiatives of all sizes, from a single road crossing to corridors that span a continent.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, PhD, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology