Feb 2022: New paper out in Ecography! Using an organismal metabolic model and a global dataset we explore how seasonality constrains life history tradeoffs across endotherms.
Jan 2022: Check out my essay in theLark Bunting about the importance of paying field assistants for maintaining equity and inclusion in field research.
Dec 2021: New paper out in Ecology! Chapter 2 form my dissertation - using GPS tracking data we explore competing hypotheses about what causes birds to migrate. More here!
June 2021: I was quoted in this article commenting on this very cool recent paper about migration in Peregrine Falcons.
March 2021: Successfully defended my dissertation - now headed out east to start a Postdoc at Yale in the Jetz Lab!
December 2020: New paper out in Ecology and Evolution describing post-breeding prospecting behavior in a migrant. Click here for the paper.
November 2020: Very excited to announce that I accepted a post-doc at the Max Plank-Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change! I'll be working with Dr. Walter Jetz at Yale starting in Spring 2021.
August 2020: I gave a talk at NAOC 2020, "Niche dynamics and ecological drivers of migration in an insectivorous owl" that won the A Brazier Howell award for best presentation!
July 2020: I gave a public-facing talk for the Colorado Field Ornithologists' virtual annual meeting - you can view the entire talk here.
June 3, 2020: Check out our new paper about improving inference in ecology with modeling before data collection even begins.
October 21, 2019: I will be giving a short talk on Flammulated Owl migration at the CU Denver Graduate Student Seminar series. Talk will be at noon in Room 2001 in the Science building. August/September 2019: Alli Pierce, Mike Wunder, and I will be leading a two-day workshop on occupancy modeling at the CECAM 2019 Conference in Mérida, Yucatán August 31 - September 1. Find out more here.
August 2019: I had the chance to talk with Dr. Roland Kays about some of my Flammulated Owl research and the conversation was featured as an episode of the Wild Animals podcast. Find that episode (and all the other episodes) here.
November 2018: My public dissertation proposal presentation is scheduled for the afternoon of November 16, 2018. More details to follow.
September 2018: Blog post coauthored with Elizabeth Pansing published on Rapid Ecology: "Everything is a Model". We outline the basic structure of scientific inference and remind readers that all inference is conditioned on a researcher-proposed model.
Fall 2018: I am excited to be organizing the inaugural year of the University of Colorado Denver, Department of Integrative Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series. These events are open to the public and will host a variety of student and invited speakers. Check the UCD Dept. of Integrative Biology website for information about upcoming events!
August 2018: I gave an oral presentation at the Ecological Society of America's annual conference in New Orleans, LA entitled: "Check yourself: using agent-based models to test the logic of hypotheses". Look for the draft manuscript associated with this talk to be posted this fall.
April 2018: I gave an oral presentation to the American Ornithological Society's annual meeting in Tucson, AZ entitled: "Home-range scale habitat selection patterns do not necessarily imply home-range scale decisions."