Research scientist, Carleton University

My research program focuses broadly on the impacts of land use and climate change on vertebrate population dynamics and community structure. Three key themes underlying much of my research include 1) studies on full life cycle population ecology with an emphasis on the development and application of quantitative tools to understand limiting factors affecting migratory bird populations during breeding and non-breeding periods, 2) how the composition and configuration of agricultural landscapes affects biodiversity and community structure, and 3) macro-ecological research examining how climate and land-use change shape the distribution and abundance of species across spatial and temporal scales. To address these themes I often use a combination of citizen science data to examine broad geographic patterns and collaborative field projects at fine scales to identify mechanisms underlying population and community change.