School for Environment and Sustainability
- Ph.D. Resource Ecology and Management, University of Michigan
- M.S. Information Science, University of Illinois
- B.S. Geography, Western Illinois University
I am an ecologist who combines field and geospatial data and methods to study the pattern and process of ecological systems. I also strive to build bridges between science and social science. What motivates my work is recognition of the complexity of the relationship of humans and ecological systems. These relationships and their emergent properties can be studied at different spatial scales and levels of organization. Knowledge gained from field studies, geospatial data, and analysis can be used to build models that help scientists and to understand the implications of human actions on the social and natural systems of which they are a part.