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My research fills critical technical and scientific gaps in conservation biology, landscape ecology, and related fields. Central to these disciplines is the quantification of human impacts on plant and animal populations, and forecasting how species’ viability will change in the future. Computer models are indispensable tools used in these studies, and only mechanistic simulation models can provide defensible forecasts of future condition. My work centers on the development and application of state-of-the-art models for these purposes. In addition to landscape ecology and conservation biology, I am conducting research in landscape and conservation genetics, in disease ecology, and involving linkages between human health and wildlife biology. My work is widely recognized, and I have collaborators at universities, government agencies, and NGOs in many countries around the world.