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I am an ecologist with a focus in field-based studies with conservation applications. I have a strong interest in questions at the intersection of landscape ecology and animal behavior such as animal movement and personalities in heterogeneous and changing landscapes. I am excited about and motivated to understand the implications of research in behavioral landscape ecology for the conservation of special status species in the face of climate change and other environmental stressors.
Climate change will alter natural areas on a global scale within the next century. In areas vulnerable to climate change, scientists are regularly challenged to justify the resources needed for research and conservation. We face what may seem like a losing battle, especially in low-lying coastal areas where sea-level rise is predicted to severely d...
Animals change their daily activity patterns in response to season, food availability and the presence of competitors. Competition may be an important driver of a species' daily activity pattern, as animals manage conflict by avoiding each other temporally. We evaluated how vegetation structure and the presence of competitors changed the daily acti...
Context Disturbances create spatial variation in environments that may influence animal foraging. Granivory by rodents can influence seed supply and thus plant establishment. However, effects of disturbance patterns on rodent seed removal in western North American conifer forests are generally unknown. Objectives We conducted a study in lodgepole...
Background/Question/Methods Stewardship of species in fragmented landscapes often seeks to mitigate the effects of isolation on populations. This is often done by increasing landscape connectivity, which is intended to facilitate the dispersal of individuals among different populations. Landscape connectivity could be assessed with dispersal data...