M.S. Natural Resources, 2012, University of New Hampshire
M.A. Biostatistics, 2006, Harvard University
B.S. Mathematics, 2003, University of New Hampshire
I am interested in how large-scale ecosystem processes (e.g., wood decomposition) are controlled by small-scale community-level interactions and dynamics (e.g., predation or competition). Using wood decomposition as a model system, my current research focuses on identifying those factors that predominantly control the abundances and distributions of termites in temperate forests, with particular interest in how their populations will respond to climate change or when presented with novel habitats (i.e., as invasive species).