Category Archives: News

New publication: Effects of urbanization on key deer

I am excited to share that my collaborators and I just had a new article come out in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning. The article, titled “Urbanization affects the behavior of a predator-free ungulate in protected lands,” details changes … Continue reading

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Media coverage: “Seaweed is putting sea turtles in a hot mess”

Hakai Magazine just published a short piece relaying some of the findings of our recent scientific journal article: “Beached Sargassum alters sand thermal environments: Implications for incubating sea turtle eggs.” The author of the Hakai piece, Richard Kemeny, does a … Continue reading

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New publication: Sargassum affects incubation temperatures

I am excited to share a new article out in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. In it, my coauthors and I assess how Sargassum macroalgae, when washed up onto beaches, affects the incubation environment of sea turtle … Continue reading

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New publication: Sargassum impedes nesting turtles

Hot off the press, my collaborators and I just had a new article come out in the journal Climate Change Ecology. The title does a good job of summarizing the big take home message: The Atlantic Sargassum invasion impedes beach … Continue reading

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New publication: population viability of sea turtles in the context of global warming

I am excited to share a new review out in the journal BioScience. In it, my coauthors and I explore what global warming means for sea turtle populations. We highlight fascinating new research but also point out key areas that … Continue reading

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New publication: sand organic matter

Hot off the press, I recently published a short paper with my coauthor Dr. Seth Stapleton that describes how gradients in sand organic matter on Caribbean beaches match gradients in color. This is a very simple premise, but by quantitatively proving … Continue reading

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How I started grad school

Check out a my new post in the Burford Reiskind Lab‘s “Conservation Currents” blog. It briefly details how I found a research opportunity and implemented a plan to make it into a grad school project. Read it HERE on the blog page!

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A statement on diversity, inclusion, and solidarity

This year has brought a cultural reckoning as the anti-Black racism inherent in so much of America and its systems has been laid bare in the collective conscience of society like never before. As a person that has benefited from … Continue reading

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New publication: the genetics of urban invasions

Our new review paper on the genetic processes and considerations underlying urban invasions is now out in Oecologia! Check it out HERE. This review originated from a class on invasion genetics and was spearheaded by Emily Reed, a PhD candidate … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Activity and Anoles, continued

Collaborator Dr. Chris Thawley and his colleague recently published an interesting paper illuminating the consequences of nighttime artificial light use by diurnal anoles (catch the pun?). Check out the new paper HERE! Our previous publication offers natural history observations for anoles using … Continue reading

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