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 that 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 with Josh Tewksbury at the University of Washington, I studied the impact of seasonality in temperature on the physiology, range size, and response to climate warming of tropical and temperate beetles. In my postdoctoral work with Nalini Nadkarni at the University of Utah, I am continuing with research examining the role of biotic and abiotic factors in determining both the range of species and their ability to handle climate change.
Saying 'hello' to a dung beetle, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Department of Biology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, USA