I’m an ecosystem scientist currently working at UNC Chapel Hill

with Tamlin Pavelsky’s Global Hydrology Lab.

In August 2018, I will start as an assistant professor at

Colorado State’s Ecosystem Science and Sustainability department.

My broadest research goals are best captures by a quote from

John Tillman Lyle in 1985 when he said:


The point is that if we are going to design ecosystems,
and we continually do so whether we care to face
all of the implications or not, then it will be best
to design them intentionally, making use of all
the ecological understanding we can bring to bear.


Towards this goal, I ask these kinds of research questions:

1) How do people reshape and change landscapes?


2) What are the dominant drivers and feedbacks that structure

these landscapes, and how do they influence downstream ecosystems


3) Can we use knowledge from 1&2 to design ecosystems better?