I am a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability working with Dr. Brian Weeks.
I study how individual animals dynamically interact with their environments and how such processes scale up to produce emergent ecological phenomena. I'm particularly interested in migrations - how and why they emerge, how being a migrant changes life history strategies, and how migratory species contribute to global patterns of biodiversity.
Before joining the University of Michigan, I was a Postdoctoral Associate, then Associate Research Scientist and Group Leader in the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. Before that I did my PhD in Integrative and Systems Biology at the University of Colorado Denver with Dr. Mike Wunder.
South Hills and Albion Mountain Range, ID