My leadership experience includes serving as the top-level scientific authority responsible for the advocacy of transformative research utilizing the continental scale National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON); directing a large, complex, interdisciplinary environmental studies program; and integrating research, teaching, and community engagement activities across campus to enhance student experiences and increase visibility of interdisciplinary environment and sustainability programs. My interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching focus on human-environment interactions in urban and wild landscapes. My research emphasizes the impacts of habitat loss, fragmentation, and restoration on the persistence of native species, communities, and ecosystems, and is particularly relevant to the interface between environmental science, policy and planning regarding endangered species and habitat protection.
ENVS 1000 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
Surveys environmental studies, examining ecological, socioeconomic, political, aesthetic, and technological factors that influence the quality of life on Earth. Required for ENVS majors.
ENVS 4100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum: offered depending on student demand and specialties of faculty. Applied to specialization requirement for Environmental Studies major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.