Department: W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
University System: University of Montana - Missoula
My primary applied research interests are in understanding relationships between organisms and their habitats in a landscape context. Critical thresholds in abundance and spatial arrangement of habitats likely vary among species that perceive habitat suitability on a hierarchy of scales. Using the newest GIS and remote sensing technologies, my students and I quantify the importance of local and landscape attributes influencing habitat use of grassland and wetland birds in prairie and sagebrush ecosystems.