I am a multidisciplinary ecologist interested in applying sophisticated mathematical and statistical methods to ecology. I use quantitative methods to shed light on the long-term patterns of biodiversity and coexistence in natural systems, and how they are affected by disturbance, extinction, and climate change. I pair this with broad knowledge of natural systems and in-depth experience in field ecology, to draw connections between theory and empirical observations.
I’m currently employed as the lab manager for the Weecology group at the University of Florida. Weecology specializes in collaboration between quantitative and field ecologists, ecoinformatics, and making our scientific endeavors freely and publicly available. As part of this work, I manage the Portal Project, a long-term research site in southern Arizona, studying the changes in community dynamics and species interactions over time.