Studying water in nature to protect people, wildlife, and habitats in a water-scarce future
I study the role of fresh water as a key intermediary between human societies and wildlife to safeguard imperiled freshwater biodiversity and explore nature's incredible potential to ensure a sustainable water future on a changing planet. The overarching goal of my scientific research is to support and inform environmental policy and on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts pertaining to water scarcity, flood risk, endangered species, and their freshwater habitats. My work is results-oriented and focused on addressing key questions, knowledge gaps, and management and policy needs; for this reason, I do not concentrate on any particular set of methods, but embrace inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to get the job done. As a result, my research involves a broad range of analytical methods, techniques and disciplines, including conservation genetics, movement ecology, animal behavior, field ornithology, ecohydrology, stakeholder consultation and knowledge co-production, meta-analysis, literature review and machine learning.
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