If bee-ing your plants is cool, consider me Miles Davis
I am an ecologist and evolutionary biologist broadly interested in conservation biology, community ecology, and pollination. I am particularly interested in the ways that human activities affect plants, pollinators, and their interactions. As an avid naturalist and outdoorsman I love fieldwork and field experiments, but I don't feel that research is complete without rigorous data analysis and mathematical modeling. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Dr. Jaret Daniels from the University of Florida's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, and co-advised by Dr. Anne Savage from Disney's Conservation Team. As a postdoctoral researcher, I am using my knowledge of the threats facing pollinators to create a long-term adaptive management plan for butterfly conservation in Florida and California. working with the Walt Disney Company, I am connecting the general public to pollinator conservation efforts through numerous outreach and citizen science programs. As a graduate student in Rebecca Irwin's lab at Dartmouth College, my dissertation research focused on how altering flowering phenology affects plant reproduction, pollen limitation, and plant-pollinator interactions. In the future I would like to continue using field experiments to answer questions about how climate change may affect plants and their pollinators, and use the knowledge to inform conservation actions. I am also very excited about using citizen science projects to generate data and create pollinator habitats worldwide.