I am a Quantitative Ecologist and postdoc in the Tingley Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. My research, broadly speaking, explores how ecological systems function, how they are responding to rapid global change, and what that might tell us about how best to conserve these systems. I have a particular interest in the interactions between biotic and abiotic environmental factors and how these processes drive ecological dynamics across space, time, and levels of biological organization. Research efforts are focused on questions at the population and community levels, primarily using birds and other animals as focal study groups. Current projects are addressing questions related to the timing of seasonal ecological events (phenology), trophic interactions, and population dynamics.
My work takes a cross-disciplinary approach, applying statistical and computational tools to integrate large-scale data from a variety of sources, including citizen science projects, satellite sensors, remote camera networks, and field-based efforts. I use a range of methodological approaches, including hierarchical Bayesian models and quantitative remote sensing, to address both basic and applied questions in ecology.