|Present||Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago ‐ Department of Biology|
My primary research interests focus on understanding the effect of land use and climate change on, and the ecological role of, communities – in both natural and urban ecosystems. My primary goal is to help understand the importance of biotic communities to ecosystem function and service. I have worked with a variety of taxa, but the majority of my research endeavors focus on amphibians in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. My research is primarily field based and however, I utilize a number of computer-based and laboratory techniques, such as species distribution models, ecological stoichiometry, and stable isotope analysis to study community and landscape-level interactions.