Ecology is an increasingly quantitative field. Much of my work focuses on explaining extirpation risk, species distributions, and community dynamics using a combination of mechanistic biological models and statistics.

I occasionally post snippets of code that others may find useful on my code blog: Ecology in silico. The blog also helps me to keep track of various coding problems I run into. I also maintain a few repositories on GitHub that you should feel free to check out, fork, or clone. My quantitative interests include stochastic simulation, Bayesian methods, agent-based modeling, and hierarchical modeling, with the goal of achieving a more complete union between biological mechanisms and the data analysis process.