We are part of the Wildlife and Fisheries Science program in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University. Our focus is on the application of population and community ecology principles in managed systems. Our research is diverse. We work on birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. We work on issues related to endangered species, conservation of diversity, and sustainable harvest of natural resources. Our systems range from vernal pool amphibian and stream-side bird communities in the northeast to desert herps in the southwest. What brings this work together is a focus on the application of robust quantitative approaches to better understand patterns and drivers of diversity across ecological and spatial scales.
Learn more about some of our recent research highlights below! Click on the titles to see the full links.