Tracking ecological interactions across anthropogenic and productivity gradients to illuminate the complex dynamics of wildlife populations.
I take a population and behavioural ecology approach and ask questions such as:
Which bottom-up and top-down forces limit population density?
How do vital rates interact to produce observed population density?
How do we maximize conservation gains for wildlife populations?
What can be done to mitigate human-caused impacts on wildlife?
I use non-invasive DNA sampling to glean ecological insights that can scale from alleles to ecosystems. I track individuals with Iridium GPS collars to understand fine-scale connectivity and demography at a population-level.