Currently a Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellow with the Living Earth Collaborative--with sponsors from Saint Louis University, Washington University, and the Saint Louis Zoo.
In collaboration with St. Louis Audubon's Bring Conservation Home program I am studying the effectiveness of residential native plant gardens in improving functional bird habitat along an urbanization gradient.
I am an ecologist broadly interested in doing basic and applied research to inform, evaluate, and implement effective biodiversity conservation.
I have studied avian population and community responses to conservation efforts in protected, restored, and working lands; trophic interactions; and the effects of biodiversity-driven ecosystem services on agricultural productivity.
Reciprocity and information exchange among stakeholders is also important for effective conservation. For this reason, I also prioritize collaborations with conservation communicators and natural resource practitioners, and have been active in science and conservation boards, working groups, and joint ventures.
Finally, I am dedicated to equity, inclusion, and diversity along multiple axes in science and conservation.