Research Interests

My research interests are broadly aimed at understanding how natural and anthropogenic forces a) shape patterns of genetic diversity in populations and b) influence the persistence and evolutionary trajectory of species. As such, my research is inherently integrative and draws on concepts and tools from the areas of population genetics and genomics, landscape ecology and GIS, conservation biology, and spatial statistics.

I primarily work with vertebrate study systems – including mammals, birds, and reptiles – and am interested in research from both a basic (i.e., testing and developing general biological hypotheses) and applied (i.e., conducting work relevant to conservation and management) perspective.