Professor and Associate Head
NC State University
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Faculty Member - Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (FWCB) Program
Area(s) of Expertise
My research typically is applied and focused on the effects of human land use (urbanization, agriculture, forest management) on wildlife populations at various scales. My interests are rooted more in the particulars of specific land use practices than in the taxonomic groups studied. My teaching, research, and outreach efforts address multi-scale strategies to integrate wildlife conservation into urbanizing landscapes. I research and teach fire ecology and study response by both game (e.g., quail, turkey, deer) and non-game (e.g., salamanders, shrews, songbirds) taxa to wildfire and prescribed fire. Additionally, I study the effects of renewable energy on wildlife. Currently, I am collaborating to develop research on the effects of solar energy development on wildlife.