About Me

I’m a spatial ecologist interested in the impacts of disturbance (e.g. mountain pine beetle, drought and fire) on forest and shrubland ecosystems. I combine field studies, satellite sensors, and computer modeling to identify when, where and why change took place. My goal is to provide sound science to both resource managers and policy makers to help shape ecosystem management and conservation as we move into an uncertain future. I tja_crop2am a Postdoctoral Research Ecologist at the United States Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center* and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Anthropology & Geography Program at Colorado State University. On this site, you’ll find more information about my research and publications. I post information on geospatial, ecological, and statistical related research as well as news and lay summaries of academic papers in my lab notebook (it’s not a true, linear open lab notebook, but it is in the spirit of open science and information sharing). If you have any questions or would like more information on a topic, feel free to contact me.

My lab notebook is one of my primary forms of science outreach and communication, which is something I enjoy a lot. However, I also believe scientists have a strong responsibility to conduct outreach and share information with colleagues, policy makers and taxpayers for the greater good of our society.

*opinions expressed on this site are my own and not those of the USGS.

research in spatial ecology