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Interests

  • As a Range Ecologist, I study the ecology of grazing livestock—how domestic herbivores interact with their environment, how humans influence this, and the good and bad things that can arise from these relationships. My current projects focus on the interactions of cattle with poisonous plants, large carnivores, ecological health, and the broader food system. As Extension Research Coordinator, I work to build bridges across disciplines, departments, and institutions to improve research and extension in Colorado’s rangelands.

Education

PhD, Rangeland Ecosystem Science - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2019

MS, Conservation Biology - SUNY ESF
Syracuse, NY, 2012

BS, Natural Resource Management - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, 2002