My research interests include wildlife ecology, conservation biology, and environmental policy. My dissertation is focused on characterizing and quantifying the impacts of pollution on wild birds. Current projects include:
1) modeling the effects of air pollution, including smoke from wildfires, on the detection, presence, and/or abundance of birds
2) assessing dietary exposure to microplastics in seabirds on a remote atoll in the South Pacific.
It is important to me that the results of my research be relevant to policymakers and wildlife managers, and I look forward to sharing my work with stakeholders and public audiences.