My work as an ecologist focuses on species interactions, including primarily interspecific competition and predation, and how they affect populations and communities. Much of my work is with insects, primarily mosquitoes. This project on hemiparasite effects in prairies is an opportunity for me to investigate a different sort of inter-species interaction, and to apply novel statistical approaches to these questions.
Besides ecological interactions, my research interests include behavioral ecology, and application of mathematical and statistical tools to biological questions.
BA Biology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI
MS Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
PhD Zoology (Minor Statistics), Pennsylvania State University, University Pk. PA
Post Doctoral Research, Ecology, York University, York, UK