I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematical and Statistical Ecology program at SAMSI and Duke University. I received my PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology with concentration in Statistics from the University of Florida in 2014.
My research has been mainly on Bayesian variable selection problems, concentrating on the development of priors on the space of models to account for the test multiplicity which arises as the size of the model space grows. I have also worked on estimation and selection problems related to ecological models using hierarchical Bayesian methods. Currently, I am interested in combining biological theoretical modeling strategies with Bayesian hierarchical approaches, and generating model selection methodologies for these types of problems.