- BSCI 160: Principles of Ecology and Evolution
- HONR 238N: Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar--Extinction Risk: Where Biology, Geography, and Mathematics Meet
- BIOL 708T: Theoretical Ecology
- BIOL 708U: Practicum in Data Analysis
Graduate Program Affiliations
- Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES)
- BISI - BISI-Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, & Genomics (CBBG)
- BISI - BISI-Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics (BEES)
- Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation (AMSC) Program
My research involves meshing field biology with theoretical models to address critical questions in community ecology and conservation biology. I believe that ecological theory will be strengthened if it is forced to help solve real-world problems, and that conservation biology involves difficult choices that demand quantitative approaches. My ongoing research falls in several areas that illustrate this melding of theory and problem-solving, including 1) spatial ecological dynamics, 2) ecoinformatics, biodiversity databases, and conservation planning, and 3) animal movement ecology.
Please see my lab website for information on current projects.
- Opposing population trajectories in two Bustard species: A long-term study in a protected area in Central Spain
- Correcting for within‑season demographic turnover to estimate the island‑wide population of King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) on South Georgia
- Effects of air temperature on habitat selection and activity patterns of two tropical imperfect homeotherms
- Sampling Sequencing and the SAD
- Social transmission of migratory knowledge: quantifying the risk of losing migratory behavior
- How Phenological Variation Affects Species Spreading Speeds
- A discrete-time model for population persistence in habitats with time-varying sizes
- Persistence and Spreading Speeds of Integro-Difference Equations with an Expanding or Contracting Habitat
- Board of Visitors Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, UMD, 2020
- Best Paper Award for the journal Infectious Disease Modeling for 2016-2018, 2019
- Fellow (Elected), Ecological Society of America, 2013
- Fellow (Elected), American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012
- Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, UMD, 2010
- College of Chemical and Life Sciences Research Award, UMD, 2009
- Presidential Award, The American Society of Naturalists, for best paper in American Naturalist in 2005 for: Fagan, W.F., M.A. Lewis, M. Neubert, C. Aumann, J. Apple, and J.G. Bishop. 2005. When can herbivores reverse the spread of an invading plant? A test case from Mount St. Helens. American Naturalist. 166: 669-686.
- Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2001-2002
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1996. Conservation Biology, Community Ecology, Theoretical Ecology.