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 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 adjunct lecturer in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. 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.