My interests are in community ecology, evolutionary ecology, and biodiversity conservation. To understand the maintenance of biological diversity and to predict species responses to global change, I study how ecological communities respond to altered species interaction networks using detailed field experiments, use quantitative syntheses to assess the scope of human impacts on ecological networks globally, and develope predictive models of ecosystem change in response to anthropogenic drivers.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland where I study how changing seed dispersal interactions will influence terrestrial ecosystems under global change. My previous postdoctoral position was with Haldre Rogers at Iowa State University where my work focused on the ecological consequences of seed disperser loss in the Mariana Island chain with the Ecology of Bird Loss Project. I am originally from northwest Montana, graduated from Bowdoin College in 2011, and completed a PhD at the University of Washington in 2015.