I am a quantitative ecologist and conservation biologist who works to develop, test, and apply spatial ecological theory in support of biodiversity conservation.
My current research centers on developing new methods for measuring and predicting species richness, abundance, and extinction in human-altered landscapes. These methods are designed to be general, reproducible, and applicable to a wide variety of landscapes and taxa. I also have a particular interest in the development of software that supports basic ecological analysis and the practice of conservation.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor John Harte in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. I am also an Adjunct Senior Scientist at Global Footprint Network.