Postdoctoral Fellow in Zoology, University of Oxford

In 2017, I completed a PhD in Conservation Biology at the University of Central Florida studying the effects of roads on wildlife. I am currently a postdoctoral knowledge exchange fellow at the University of Oxford, supported by NERC. I am working with the International Union for Conservation of Nature to develop the IUCN Green List of Species: a set of new metrics to evaluate threatened species recovery, as well as the difference that conservation actions make in achieving recovery.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Zoology, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2017 
    University of Central Florida, PhD, Conservation Biology
  • 2012 
    Duke University, BS, Biology

Publications

  • 2019
    Defining the indigenous ranges of species to account for geographic and taxonomic variation in the history of human impacts: reply to Sanderson 2019., Conservation Biology
  • 2019
    Using historical and paleoecological data to inform ambitious species recovery targets, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2018
    Selective avoidance of anthropogenic noise by anuran amphibians, Animal Conservation
  • 2018
    Metrics of progress in the understanding and management of threats and their application to Australian birds, Conservation Biology
  • 2018
    Quantifying species recovery and conservation success to develop an IUCN Green List of Species, Conservation Biology
  • 2017
    Reducing the threat of wildlife-vehicle collisions during peak tourism periods using a Roadside Animal Detection System, Accident Analysis and Prevention
  • 2017
    Roadside Abundance of Anurans within a Community Correlates with Reproductive Life History, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
  • 2015
    Testing alternative designs for a roadside animal detection system using a driving simulator, Nature Conservation
  • 2014
    No frequency shift in the “D” notes of Carolina chickadee calls in response to traffic noise, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Making the IUCN Green List work for government and business
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    University of Oxford
  • 2017
    NE/R002614/1 From Red to Green: Synthesizing research to create a metric of species conservation success for multiple end-users
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Natural Environment Research Council