healthy species need healthy spaces

The goal of my interdisciplinary research program is to advance our knowledge and understanding of the spatiotemporal effects of land use and land cover changes (e.g., climate change, development, wildfire) on the resilience and vulnerability of threatened wildlife and their habitats. This collaborative research supports evidence-based policies for the conservation and management of healthy reptile populations and habitat.

three main research themes:
  • Spatiotemporal habitat use and movement data to support monitoring of population dynamics
  • Characterizing form and function of wetland habitat
  • Landscape composition influencing reptile distribution patterns
  • Develop novel tools to detect and predict spatiotemporal changes in wildlife refugia
  • Quantify and assess habitat resilience to multiple stressors
  • Reptile response to landscape changes (e.g., drought, flooding, wildfire)
  • Effective restoration approaches for reptile overwintering habitat
  • Effective restoration approaches for turtle nesting habitat
  • Restoring habitat connectivity

please select a research theme above to learn more

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