I am a transdisciplinary researcher with a focus on global change, coastal resource management, ecosystem services, and numerical ecology. I use biogeographical data, socio-economic surveys, and remote sensing technology to explain the current state of coastal ecosystems with the end goal of making sound management decisions. Currently my work and research places me in the tropics and focuses on coastal ecosystems especially seagrass, mangroves, and coral.
Keywords: multivariate data analysis gender global change biodiversity fieldwork and participant observation community ecology seagrass indo-pacific numerical modeling climate change leadership natural resource management and conservation sustainable developement sustainable communities environmental justice ecology sustainable development goals nonparametric multivariate statistics environmental governance collective action coastal environment and human adaptations ethnobiology mangrove coral
While originally born and raised in Minnesota, USA my dreams and professional goals are to work with resource management and sustainable use of biodiversity in the tropics. I recieved my Bachelors of the Arts in Ecology and Evolutuionary Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013. In 2018, I recieved my Master of Science in Global Change Ecology from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. My previous works has placed in the Philippines, Malaysia, Egypt, the Canary Islands, and Oahu.
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