Saying 'hello' to a dung beetle, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.

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 continued with research examining the role of biotic and abiotic factors in determining both the range of species and their ability to handle climate change. My current postdoctoral work with Michael Dillon (University of Wyoming) and Van Savage (UCLA) is aimed at integrating population-level variation and climatic variation to predict climate change impacts.

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Zoology and Physiology
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY, USA


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