I am an animal population ecologist and my research interests lay at the intersection of a variety of fields such as ecology, evolution, biodemography, population dynamics, conservation and wildlife management.
I am interested in basic research questions that pertain to the evolution of life histories, but also applied questions that address issues of persistence or over-abundance of wild populations in the face of environmental change (e.g., climate change, habitat fragmentation).
Here are some research topics that I have tackled in the past and some that I am currently working on:
- Within-individual variation in life history traits: how it departs from population-level estimates of age-specific survival and fertility, and how it relates to fitness measures, selection pressures, and ultimately population dynamics
- The evolution of reproductive strategies and senescence in wild population
- Habitat selection processes in wild populations
- Phenotypic plasticity in key life history traits
- The influence of environmental factors on the ecology, demography, and microevolution of wild species
- Quantifying the impact of harvest on game species in an effort to guide management
- Linking behavior, demography, and population dynamics to limit human-wildlife conflicts