Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Secondary Core Area
Population and community ecology, conservation biology, restoration ecology, landscape ecology, and landscape planning. Ecological consequences of habitat loss.
Ph.D. 1995 Harvard University
My research program centers on the role of landscape spatial heterogeneity in shaping ecological processes, including responses of individual organisms, populations, and communities to spatial variation in landscape structure. My work integrates theories and methods of conservation biology, restoration ecology, and landscape ecology to examine ecological consequences of spatial structure in landscapes under varying degrees of human influence. In my laboratory, we primarily conduct independent and integrated research related to two major projects: 1) spatial aspects of vernal pool ecology and restoration, and 2) landscape change and disease dynamics in grassland ecosystems.