University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1598
I am broadly interested in the biological and ecological dynamics represented in passive acoustic surveys of terrestrial environments. As a research scientist in the Peery lab, I collect acoustic data that are used in multiple projects that monitor California spotted owls, barred owls, northern goshawks, and passerine communities to understand patterns of avian populations and geographic distributions in the Sierra Nevada and to inform the government’s response to biological invasion in the ongoing effort to protect endangered species. Specifically, I help to predict the population trends of California spotted owls by proofing the acoustic data used in our occupancy models. During the summer, I lead the north crew of the Sierra Nevada Acoustic Monitoring Project to deploy nearly 600 autonomous recording units each season on the Lassen and Plumas National Forests in California.
MS, Biological Sciences | Western Michigan University, 2019
BA, Environmental Studies | DePaul University, 2013