My current focus is inference of population processes from phenotypic and genomic data.

During my postdoc with Brad Shaffer at UCLA, I am working in collaboration with Peter Ralph at University of Oregon, to develop methods that use genomic data to inform demographic models of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii ...

The potential for extirpation of extremely small populations (ESPs) is high due to their vulnerability to demographic and environmental stochasticity and negative impacts of human activity. We argue that conservation actions that could aid ESPs are sometimes delayed because of a fear of failure. In human psychology, the fear of ...