Ecologist Aldo Leopold once wrote, “To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.” Informing resource management and conservation efforts to sustain biodiversity is imperative for proper ecosystem functioning and, in turn, human livelihood.
As a fisheries scientist (my trade) and as a life-long angler (my passion), I am driven to advance conservation-orientied research, education, and outreach. My research is multi-faceted and collaborative, including description of cryptic taxa, delineation of population-genetic diversity, estimation of species distributions, quantification of population dynamics, and investigation of threats posed by non-native aquatic species.
I am currently working as a postdoc within the the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University, where I am also affiliated with the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
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Doctor of Philosophy, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. May 2017.
Master of Science, Fisheries. University of Georgia, Athens. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. May 2012.
Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture. University of Georgia, Athens. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. May 2009.