Area(s) of Expertise
My research typically is applied and focused on the effects of human land use on wildlife populations at various scales. Although past research has focused on non-game species, my interests are rooted more in the particulars of specific land use practices than in the taxonomic groups studied. For example, I am fascinated by fire ecology and study response by both game (e.g., quail, turkey, deer) and non-game (e.g., salamanders, shrews, passerines) taxa to prescribed fires. Related to climate change, my research is focused more on understanding the effects of climate change mitigation strategies, including development of renewable-based energy or biofuels. Currently, I am directing a a collaborative investigation of the environmental effects of gleaning woody biomass from forests for energy production.