- How anthropogenic changes to the environment influence behavior, demography and community patterns
- Trophic relationships in human-dominated landscapes
- Maintenance and variation in plant-animal interaction networks
- Using behavioral variation to understand environmental change
Most of my work thus far has used the novel ecosystem of the urban environment to investigate how anthropogenic change impacts breeding birds. My current research aims to determine the influence non-native plants have on food webs in residential landscapes, particularly the relationship between plants, lepidopteran larvae and their avian predators. My research will be one of the first to explore individual bird behavior and demography in the suburban ecosystem.
I am also strongly interested in science outreach and engaging the public in opportunities for citizen-science.