My research interests lie at the intersection of the social and biological sciences, especially in terms of interactions between human and nonhuman animals. I am particularly interested in bird conservation and behavior in human-altered landscapes. My master’s thesis work focused on interactions between black vultures and cattle farmers in Virginia.

I am currently part of an interdisciplinary team studying the effects of development and climate change in Mongolia and am also continuing to develop my work on human-wildlife conflict in Virginia and effective science communication with a variety of stakeholders.

meeting a kestrel