I am an assistant professor of Biology in the Center for Biodiversity at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. I run a joint lab with Jocelyn Behm with the mission to integrate biodiversity science with human ecology to understand contemporary patterns of biodiversity and its functioning within ecosystems.

I address how evolutionary and ecological processes interact naturally to generate biodiversity, and how humans disrupt those processes. I develop quantitative methods that merge statistical approaches from various fields to produce theoretically-based predictions of changes in biodiversity. Please see research and publications for details.