Weather conditions and lack of organic soil are current limitations to habitat restoration and creation in rock barren landscapes. Through collaborative research, I aim to create innovative restoration approaches to improve habitat resilience for species at risk.
Currently, my research involves the design and assessment of novel approaches for constructing freshwater turtle nesting habitat. Nesting habitat availability and suitability can be negatively impacted by wildfire, development, and climate change. I assess design effectiveness using an interdisciplinary approach to monitor habitat function and ecological success.