I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi, working with Bill Resetarits. I conduct my research at the University of Mississippi Field Station, located northeast of Oxford in Lafayette County, Mississippi.
I obtained my PhD from the University of Mississippi where I studied how patch characteristics of temporary ponds influenced the habitat selection of ovipositing treefrogs and colonizing aquatic beetles. Prior to moving to Mississippi, I was a graduate student in the Biology Department at Texas Tech University and did research at Tyson Research Center. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine. As an undergraduate I conducted my honors thesis research on the effects of landscape acidification at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine on ovenbird territory size and nestling growth with Brian J Olsen.
Before graduate school I worked various jobs across the United States, including on the fisheries crews of Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Fairfield Ranger District of Sawtooth National Forest, the sustainability team in Zion National Park, and in the resource management division of Prince William Forest Park. Many of the places I have visited are cataloged on this website and YouTube channel.
I have made numerous contributions to Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and OpenStreetMap. I have used Figshare and Dryad to archive data from many of my publications, as well as slides and posters from presentations I have given.