I'm moving to Hawai'i to work on ecological biosecurity at the USGS Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center. I'm excited to learn the natural history of Pacific island systems and to develop research that helps prevent and manage invasions.
I developed my research program in invasion ecology as a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow and at USGS in Fort Collins, CO. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Colorado State University's Department of Fish Wildlife and Conservation Biology. I worked with Barry Noon and Susan Skagen on avian conservation biology and management, focusing on projected climate change impacts on wetland habitats, and on surrogate relationships among wetland-dependent bird species.
My Ph.D. was in Cameron Ghalambor's lab, in the Ecology program and Department of Biology at Colorado State University. I studied the demography and life histories of Orange-crowned Warblers, and conducted detailed field studies of parental behavior and offspring growth in populations in California and Alaska.