I'm a wildlife ecologist interested in how interactions between predators and prey shape ecological communities, and how these interactions are impacted by human activity. My work draws on behavioral, community, and movement ecology to develop conservation solutions for wildlife predators and prey in an increasingly human-dominated world.
I currently hold a Lead Scientist position at Conservation Science Partners, based in Truckee, California.
June 26, 2020
Our recent paper in Ecology Letters on fear of humans in wildlife won The Wildlife Society's 2020 Wildlife Publication Award! Check out all the award recipients here.
June 15, 2020
Three new papers out this month with some amazing collaborators, exploring future directions for camera trap experiments (in Journal of Animal Ecology), road impacts on the behavior of Yellowstone wolves (in Ecosphere), and the links between fine-scale decision making and connectivity for pumas (in Landscape Ecology).
July 18, 2019
Our new paper in Ecology Letters is getting some great media attention, including this Atlantic article by Ed Yong and an interview on BBC News Hour.
July 17, 2019
New research, out today in Ecology Letters, shows that fear of humans as apex predators is powerful enough to shape how wildlife - from mountain lions to skunks to rodents - use the landscape. Check out the paper, or quick 1-page summary.
March 5, 2019
New paper out now in Ecology exploring how behavioral flexibility in African lions helps to mitigate the costs of sharing habitat with humans. Check out the paper on the Ecology website, or download the pdf.