focuses on developing and applying quantitative methods to address questions in
conservation biology and environmental risk assessment.
(Bio in Turkish)
I am interested in improving conservation practices,
like translocation, in order to mitigate the effects of climate change on
biodiversity. My dissertation research involves incorporating biotic
interactions into species distribution models under climate change using the
Eastern Box Turtle, its predators, and disease as a case study.
My research is focused on predicting shifts in species
distributions under future climate change. I am interested in (1)
Adding mechanistic components to the contemporary species distribution modeling
framework, which is generally a correlative approach and, (2) The transferability of species distribution models in
space and time, and whether the metrics we use to asses model performance
actually give reliable information regarding a model's transferability. I am
focusing on the former for my dissertation research. Analyzing mark-recapture
data from the long-term monitoring program Monitoring Avian Productivity and
Survivorship (MAPS), I will parameterize population and coupled
niche-demographic models with density dependence, and weather and climate
I am interested in understanding how spatiotemporal
changes in the environment affect species persistence and ecosystem function.
In the agricultural landscapes of Coto Brus, Costa Rica, I am assessing how
anthropogenic, biotic, and abiotic factors influence the occupancy,
connectivity, and seed dispersal ability of the Central American agouti
(Dasyprocta punctata). I combine fieldwork, genetics, and spatial
modelling to carry out this work. The goal of my research is to build models
that can inform us about the underlying mechanisms affecting species
persistence, which, in turn, can be used to support conservation management and
policies. Personal Website
I am interested in understanding factors determining the occupancy status of salamanders on Long Island.
Hae Yeong Ryu, M.A., 2016
Kevin T. Shoemaker,
Postdoctoral Associate, 2011-2015
Aiello-Lammens, Ph.D., 2014
Eva Kneip, M.A., 2014
Kaitlin Greco, M.A., 2014
Jessica C. Stanton,
Matthew Poonamallee, M.A.,
Jess Ray, M.A., 2012.
Josh Palmer, M.A., 2012.
Alex Sonneborn, M.A., 2011.
Roberta Harnett, M.A., 2008.