I am a PhD candidate in the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior subprogram at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. I am broadly interested in human-induced changes to the environment, urbanization, and the underlying mechanisms that drive an ecosystem's response to environmental change.
I am currently investigating the vertebrate scavenger community in New York State and the impact of urbanization on vertebrate scavenging. Specifically, I study the change in vertebrate community composition, structure, and ecosystem services provided in response to urbanization pressures. In addition, we apply stable isotope analysis techniques to the study of urban contribution to the diets of scavengers. I also study the use of urbanized space by vultures using geospatial tracking data.