Location: 306 Deering Hall
“I’m working to develop a management plan for the Browntail Moth, to reduce the impacts of invasive forest insects, and to understand the relationship between non-native insects and North American trees.”
Forest entomology, invasion ecology, insect biodiversity, forest health
All around the world, organisms have been accidentally introduced into naïve systems causing a multitude of negative ecological effects. To help further the field of disturbance ecology, my research is focused on forest pests and their management, and ascertaining the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on insect dynamics. In addition, I seek to understand the interactions between insects and their tree hosts, and use statistical modeling to answer theoretical questions about topics such as climate effects and invasion success.