Research

Population dynamics of migratory species

Migration is a topic that has fascinated scientists as far back as the ancient Greeks. However describing the population dynamics of migratory animals remains a difficult challenge due to the large geographical distances involved in obtaining extensive field observations on these highly mobile species. In my lab, we are developing ecological theory, particularly network and metapopulation theory, needed to effectively describe migratory species.

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Theory Development: Migratory Networks

Movement Ecology and Population Dynamics of Monarch Butterflies

Spatial Ecology of Blue crabs in the Gulf of Mexico

Migration Ecology of Shorebirds on the Gulf of Mexico