I am an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Geography and Environmental Sustainability department. I identify as both a GIScientist and Geographer; I was trained as a biologist, ecologist, and environmental scientist over the course of my undergraduate and graduate programs. My research agenda centers on the use of Geographic Information Systems for the treatment of ecological research questions. My methodological focus is on animal movement and spatial analysis and modeling of ecological systems, with a focus on movement science. I’m particularly interested in the interactions between human activities and wildlife and the development of GIS-based strategies for mitigating related conflicts.
(2015) Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida Dissertation: Quantifying the interaction of wildlife and roads: a habitat and movement approach
(2011) M.S. Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida Thesis: Road-based landscape metrics for quantifying habitat fragmentation
(2011) Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, University of South Florida
(2011) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management, University of South Florida
(2009) B.S. Biology, Florida Southern College Undergraduate Research: The Effect of Heavy Metals on Rhizobium Legume Symbiosis
(2009) B.S. Political Science, Florida Southern College