Our lab focuses on developing rigorous quantitative methods to address important questions in population ecology and conservation. Topics of particular interest include the demography and population dynamics of migratory birds, dispersal and its consequences to individuals and populations, and development of statistical models to advance ecological research. Feel free to explore this website for additional details about who we are and what we do.
Although much of my research focuses on migratory birds, I’m open to advising students with a wide range of interests related to quantitative population ecology and conservation. Interested in joining the lab? Please read over the information for prospective students and my mentoring philosophy.
Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this site are provided courtesy of Steve Rushing (instagram: @rushingoutdoors).
PhD in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics, 2014
University of Maryland
BA in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2005
Quantifying long-distance dispersal events and their consequences for individuals and populations
Estimating avian responses to recent climate change and improving conservation of migratory birds in the face of future change
Understanding how demographic processes operating across the annual cycle influence population dynamics of migratory species
I currently teach
WILD 3810: Plant and animal populations and
WILD 6900: Applied Bayesian Analysis for Ecological Data, both of which are offered in the spring. Feel free to view the materials for both courses using the previous links, though note that these courses are both under active development so materials can and will change.