I’m an ecosystem/watershed scientist in Colorado State’s

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability department.

My broadest research goals are best captured by a quote from

the landscape architect 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 hope to work with students and

collaborators to answer these types of 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?