Welcome! I am a community and landscape ecologist and a mammalogist dedicated to environmental education and citizen science. My research and teaching interests focus on understanding how human activities affect ecological communities and using this understanding to inform students and citizens about the intimate role that humans play in global sustainability. My Ph.D. research explored the effects of human-modified landscapes on bat communities, and identified landscape characteristics that promote biodiversity and vital services provided by bats (e.g. pollination, seed dispersal). Currently, my efforts are focused on integrating research with community outreach as the coordinator of the Natural Resources Conservation Academy (check out the NRCA website here) and through the development of a citizen science bat monitoring program (check out the bat monitoring program here).
To learn more about my current research and environmental education activities or to see publications, please visit the research, bat monitoring and environmental education pages or view my CV here.