I am a conservation scientist with interests revolving around biodiversity and ecology, particularly of tropical forests. I work in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, where I am a lecturer and outreach specialist.
Most of my work centers on developing effective conservation strategies to preserve biodiversity. As the success of these efforts is largely dependent on local support, I place a strong emphasis on conservation education and capacity development, with both current research and applied work to support this theme.
I am fortunate that my work has provided many opportunities for traveling, teaching, and conducting research across the tropics, where there seems never to be a dull moment. When I'm not working, you can find me enjoying board games or camping with my family, playing the drums, kicking a soccer ball around, and watching good movies (or any movies, really).
I always enjoy hearing from others with similar interests and experiences, or with opportunities for collaboration. You can read more about my research, teaching, and other experiences on this site, and you can contact me here.
If you're interested in pictures from the field, check out the slideshow below for some of my favorites...