I am an Associate Professor of Biology at Furman University. My research emphasizes concerns related to biodiversity conservation and sustainability; in particular I focus on avian ecology, conservation in managed ecosystems, and sustainability for landscape planning.
My current research focus is on how agricultural and urban landscapes and soundscapes in Upstate South Carolina can be managed to conserve biodiversity and enhance ecosystem services.
I received a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Drake University in 2003, a M.S. in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources with a specialization in Applied Ecology from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2010.