I am interested in understanding the direct (habitat fragmentation and land use change) and indirect (climate change and sea level rise) effects of human activities on biodiversity. I work with a variety of animals (birds, bats, rodents, gastropods, marine invertebrates) in diverse landscapes (mountains, tropical and temperate forests, coastal marshes and rocky intertidal systems) to address questions in community and landscape ecology while providing relevant information to inform conservation decisions.
Current research can be grouped into three broad categories:
- Influence of landscape structure on biodiversity in human-modified environments
- Patterns of biodiversity along gradients
- Effects of climate change on conservation priorities for birds