Research Interests and Background
I am intrigued by questions that are both ecologically interesting and management-oriented, especially those that investigate how anthropogenic changes to habitat and global climate impact wildlife. My Master’s research will contribute to a long-term study of a community of vertebrates in central Wisconsin. Specifically, my project will investigate the effects of climate change-induced phenotypic mismatch of two winter specialists—ruffed grouse and snowshoe hare – by analyzing field data, museum collections, and demographic datasets. I’m excited to be working with an array of long-term ecological data to draw more complex and meaningful conclusions about the effects of climate change on ecological communities.
B.S. Biology and B.A., Environmental Studies. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2019