I am an ecologist primarily interested in biogeography and conservation. Specifically, my research goals are to understand the patterns and processes that determine the distribution of species and to use this knowledge to predict impacts of anthropogenic change on species and ecological communities. I work across broad latitudinal and elevational gradients and integrate the fields of ecology, physiology and evolution. For my PhD research, I studied the impact of seasonality in temperature on the physiology, range size, and response to climate warming of tropical and temperate beetles. My postdoctoral work has included studies on movement of plant propagules and birds in tropical ecosystems as well as research examining the role of biotic and abiotic factors in determining the range limits of species. My current work integrates population-level variation and climatic variation to predict climate change impacts across latitude.
Saying 'hello' to a dung beetle, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Zoology and Physiology
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY, USA