I am interested in how wildlife respond to environmental change.
I coordinate research in Dr. Nick Haddad's lab at Michigan State University's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, assisting with several ongoing projects at an agricultural LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) site. We recently installed native plant prairie strips in two agricultural treatments and are working to answer questions about their impact on biodiversity with a particular emphasis on insect predators, decomposers, and pollinators.
Kurt Stepnitz Photography
My previous work explored how urbanization affects parasitism in birds.