I am a wildlife biologist and joined the Rubenstein School in 2009. My research interests focus on the behavior and ecology of wildlife with an emphasis on their management and conservation. Much of my experience has focused on large mammals, including carnivores and ungulates, and explored aspects of their sociality, demography, food habits, ranging behavior, and activity patterns. I am also interested in understanding how human activities affect wildlife. For example, how do activities such as landscape development, climate change, and hunting/poaching affect wildlife populations? I use a combination of field studies, experimentation, and modeling to address these questions in a variety of areas including here in Vermont, but also Africa and Asia.
I am a Fellow at the UVM Gund Institute for Environment. I serve on the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Vermont and as a member of the Vermont Scientific Advisory Group for Mammals and IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group.