I am a PhD candidate in Brian Leung's lab at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.

I use computational methods to study the ecology,impacts, and management of invasive species at the macroecological scale.

I am interested in uncovering broad generalities that emerge across species in spite of their idiosyncrasies, as a consequence of anthropogenic processes.

My current study system is United States forest pests, where human transport (via firewood and analogous mechanisms) leads to unexpected predictive ability across all species simultaneously.

I have built models of invasive forest pest dispersal and establishment, urban tree distributions and pest-related tree mortality, and have used these models to project economic losses due to forest pests in urban areas.

I am currently working on using these submodels to produce heuristics for the optimal spatiotemporal management of invasive species using mixed integer linear programming.

Check out my PhD seminar here