I am a theoretical and applied ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, my research focuses on understanding and predicting the spatial structure of biodiversity at landscape to regional scales in complex, human-altered ecosystems. Within this broad goal, I have a particular interest in the development of spatial scaling theory in ecology and the use of acoustic sensor networks to collect large scale, high resolution biodiversity data.
I use a variety of mathematical, computational, and statistical techniques in my research, as described in my publications, and have developed several open source software packages that support efficient and reproducible data analysis and theory testing. I also conduct research on "footprint accounting" tools for sustainable consumption and on frameworks for achieving reproducibility in modern scientific research.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Energy and Resources Group and a Data Science Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at the University of California, Berkeley. I am also an Adjunct Senior Scientist at Global Footprint Network.