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 ...

Human food production activities can dominate natural systems, altering ecological and evolutionary aspects of the environment. Disease-mediated interactions are of particular concern. For example, parasites may "spill-over" from farms to wildlife. Parasites isolated on farms can evolve resistance to treatment chemicals , but "spill-back" from wildlife to farms may alter evolutionary ...