Population Ecology


I am an animal population ecologist interest 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 light of environmental change (e.g. climate change, habitat fragmentation). My research interests lay at the intersection of a variety of fields such as ecology, demography, population ecology, evolution, conservation and wildlife management. With the invaluable help from undergraduate, graduate students and collaborators, current research projects conducted in our lab are focused on the following topics:

  • Quantifying the impact of environmental factors (e.g. climate change, habitat fragmentation, urbanization) on the ecology, demography, and microevolution of wild species.
  • Linking behavior, demography, and population dynamics to predict and limit human-wildlife conflicts.
  • Quantifying the impact of harvest on game species in an effort to guide management.

I am a research assistant professor at Utah State University in the department of Wildland Resources in the College of Natural Resources also affiliated to the Ecology Center.

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