I am a quantitative palaeontologist and ecologist, and currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Paleobiology at Auburn University. I'm also currently appointed as an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, Curator at the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, and a Scientific Affiliate at the Field Museum.
My research uses a systems approach to understand ecosystem structure and interactions, the autecology and life history of the organisms within these systems, how they respond to environmental perturbations, and the relation of these factors to macroevolution and biodiversity. This includes projects focused on both fossils and modern species, and makes use of data obtained from museum collections, laboratory experiments, and field expeditions.
In addition to my research, I am involved in teaching & public outreach programs, as well as museum exhibit development. I also do a bit of photography, both out of personal interest and for work purposes. Details of my CV are below.
You can get in touch with me via the "Contact Me" page on this site or through my institutional page.
Ph.D. (2013-2017) – Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
M.Sc. (2010-2012) – Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
B.Sc. (2006-2010) – Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Assistant Professor of Paleobiology (2023-Present) – Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
Other Current Affiliations:
College of Fellows (elected in 2020) – Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Scientific Affiliate (2020-present) – Field Museum of Natural History
Curator of Paleontology (2023-Present) – Auburn University Museum of Natural History
Adjunct Research Professor (2023-Present) – Carleton University (Earth Sciences)
Prior Academic / Professional Positions:
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2021-Dec 2022) – Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Postdoctoral Scholar (Jan-Dec 2020) – NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, USA
Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Jan 2018-Dec 2019) – Field Museum, Chicago, USA
A PDF of my CV is also available for download (updated periodically)