I am an ecologist interested in what drives the diversity and distribution of species, and how environmental changes have and will impact the natural world.
In spring 2014 I finished my PhD from the Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity Section, Aarhus University with Professor Jens-Christian Svenning. My work there focused on macroecology, using ecoinformatic approaches to describe and understand the geography of plants across the New World. Most of my work was done as part of the Botanical Information and Ecology Network (BIEN).
Currently, I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley with Professor David Ackerly at the Department of Integrative Biology. My work here focuses on the synergistic effects of land use and climate change on biodiversity in California. Part of my research project involves working with the TBC3, an organization of researchers, government agencies and conservation managers translating research results to actual tools for including climate change adaptation into conservation practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s an exciting time, where I get to bring together biogeography, ecoinformatics, and conservation.
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