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.

2016 Applications for PhD and short-term field research assistants are now closed. 

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.