Avian Ecology, Arid Systems, Habitat Selection, Demography
Evaluating population level responses of gallinaceous birds to large scale conservation effort and/or habitat perturbations, whether they be natural (e.g., wildfire) or anthropogenic. Currently, my work is focusing on large scale conservation efforts to restore and enhance lesser prairie-chickens in the southern Great Plains. Closer to home I am collaborating on greater sage-grouse population level response to wildfire in the Trout Creek Mountains, and to large scale removal of early encroaching juniper on nest site selection and success in the Warner Mountains.
Currently I am not teaching any courses.
Have taught FW 320 Intro Pop Dynamics & FW 481- Wildlife Ecology at Cascades Campus
Ph.D. - 2003 - Ecology and Systematics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
MNRM (Master's Natural Resource Management) - 1999 Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba
B.A. - 1993 - Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado
I recorded first breeding colony of Acorn Woodpeckers in Colorado.