I am broadly interested in how ecological processes can shape long-term evolutionary dynamics in a wide diversity of organisms. I am currently focusing my research efforts on asking how past management strategies have affected population structure and hybridization between three bighorn sheep subspecies across the state of Nevada (in collaboration with Dr. Marjorie Matocq and the Nevada Department of Wildlife). Additionally, I am also actively thinking about questions related to the following topics: (1) the evolution of fire-adapted traits in conifers; (2) host-associated differentiation and the evolution of diet breadth in herbivorous insects; (3) the evolution of secondary chemistry in diverse plant lineages; (4) the evolution of Müllerian mimicry in velvet ants; and (5) the population genetic consequences of lek breeding in greater sage-grouse.
Post Doctoral Research Associate, 2015-present
Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2015
B.S., Biological Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, 2009