Lab Affiliation: Living Earth Collaborative
I am a behavioral ecologist studying the effects of lighting on animal behavior, physiology, and ecology. In particular, my research investigates how both natural light cycles (e.g. daylight, twilight, full moon, etc.) and anthropogenic lighting (e.g. LEDs, high pressure sodium, sky glow, etc.) drive and disturb organisms from the physiological level up to ecosystems. My work tests theories of visual ecology that shed light onto evolutionary biology and can inform conservation policy and land managers on how to better mitigate sensory pollution. I am currently a Living Earth Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow working with Amanda Koltz (WUSTL), Kasey Fowler-Finn (SLU) and Tony Dell (NGRREC).