Photo by Laurel Smith
I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Holy Cross. I have experience teaching lecture and laboratory sections of Animal Behavior and Geographical Information Systems as well as laboratory sections of Introductory Biology.
My current research focuses on the impacts of fire frequency and grazing on the plant community composition of savanna grassland ecosystems. In order to determine whether these drivers affect plant community composition differently on continents with different evolutionary history we have study sites in Kruger National Park, South Africa and the Konza prairie long-term ecological research site in Kansas.
Animal Behavior, Conservation, Ecosystem Interactions, Environmental Science, Evolutionary Ecology, Fire Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Plant Ecology, Predator-prey Interactions, Remote-sensing, Trophic Interactions