The availability of biodiversity data is rapidly increasing. Our work is grounded in a desire to harness these data to support species conservation on a changing planet.
Our research integrates specimen-based science with data-intensive modeling approaches to study how species respond to global change. A key theme of our research is how natural history collections can be leveraged as sources of long-term ecological data. We encourage lab members to think creatively about novel uses of natural history collections and then use their ideas as inspiration for project development.