Research

 

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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

and

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.