I am interested in the ecology and management of insects and the effects of disturbance on forest ecology. I am particularly interested in how climate, natural enemies, and host resources (e.g., forest composition and host abundance) affect insect population fluctuations in time and space.
I use a combination of field surveying, laboratory and field experimentation, and spatio-temporal population modeling in my research. Laboratory studies focus on insect development, behavior and physiology. My field studies combine manipulative and observational components to evaluate factors affecting spatial and temporal patterns in abundance.
I am currently an ecologist with the National Park Service's Inventory and Monitoring Division. I lead the development and implementation of long-term monitoring of aquatic and terrestrial resources for the Mid-Atlantic network.
• Biology, ecology, and management of insects.
• Spatio-temporal population dynamics of insects.
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National Park Service
Inventory and Monitoring Program
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Fredericksburg, VA 22408