St. Paul, MN 55108-1034
- Spatial ecology
- Community ecology
- Carbon science
- Quantitative methods
- Remote sensing
- Tree demography
- Purdue University, Ph.D. Forestry and Natural Resources, Forest ecology, spatial ecology, community ecology, 2020
- Calvin College, B.S. Biology, General Biology, Ecology, 2015
USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA),
I am a Research Forester with the FIA Carbon Science Group (https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/forestcarbon/). My research aims to link forest ecological processes with carbon dynamics using a variety of tools including remote sensing, tree demography, and statistical modeling/quantitative ecology, among others. The goal of this work is to both improve our understanding of forest and carbon dynamics as well as support and improve the FIA program's collection, monitoring, and reporting of forest resources.
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Michigan State University,
Assessed patterns of biodiversity using National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) data as part of an NSF-funded project in Dr. Phoebe Zarnetske's Spatial and Community Ecology (SpaCE) lab at Michigan State University, Dept. of Integrative Biology.