Integrative wildlife biology & conservation in the Anthropocene
About me I'm a wildlife biologist with a broad range of interests, but my work focuses mainly on the responses of Neotropical migratory songbirds to environmental change. I use a variety of field and lab techniques that integrate ecology, behavior, physiology, and ecotoxicology to provide novel information about the impacts of land-use change, pollutants, and invasive plants to birds and other wildlife to help guide conservation action.
I grew up in the concrete jungle of New York City and now live with my family in western Connecticut, where I am the executive director of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center. I'm also an adjunct research scientist in the Department of Natural Resources & the Environment at UConn and an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, where I teach Ornithology. Please visit the Great Hollow website or my Research page here if you'd like to learn more about my current research projects. I am often looking for new research opportunities and always open to collaborations, so feel free to contact me if you are interested in possibly working together.