My primary research interest is in understanding how humans interact with and have altered the environments where they live. Specifically, my research applies geohistorical data – records from the past that can provide temporal, ecological, and environmental data – to enhance our understanding of natural ecosystems prior to anthropogenic impacts. At the moment, I am studying the ecological effects of multiple anthropogenic stressors, including overfishing, climate change, and river damming, on the Colorado River delta ecosystem in Mexico.
Explore in more depth:
- Conservation Paleobiology in the Colorado River Delta
- Naticid Cannibalism in the Carolinas
- A Molluscan-Based Ecosystem Health Metric